Rumor of the Day: Megan Fox wants to star in Carrie remake

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Dec 14, 2012

Megan Fox in a shimmery gown drenched in animal blood, ruining everybody's senior prom? What dreams may come! The lip-glossed Transformers star is rumored to be seriously interested in the lead role for MGM/Screen Gem's Carrie reboot, announced last week.

Yesterday we offered up Stephen King's kooky casting tip for his supernatural best-seller, and we wonder if he'd approve of this latest delectable development. According to Showbiz Spy sources, Fox is a huge fan of the horror genre and original 1976 Carrie film and would love the chance to play the lead:

"Megan is 25 now but she's sure she could still do justice to teenage Carrie. She's told her people to make it happen. Megan is desperate to get away from her Transformers image and move on with her acting career. Theater really appeals to her. She has nothing lined up yet but she's open to any offers. She hopes to mix theater work with some smaller indie movies and only do big movies if they are right for her."

Fox was rumored to be in the running to whirl the golden lasso in Wonder Woman on the big screen but shied away from that project in search of more serious roles.

The fantastic Miss Fox wasn't very believable in 2008's vengeful teen horror film Jennifer's Body. Perhaps she's matured as a performer and can muster the acting chops for the broad-ranging, dark turn as Carrie White. We know she can deliver the hormonal tidal wave of vampish attraction, but she'd have to tone it down and tuck it away—way, way away!—for nerdy Carrie. Sissy Spacek's pale shyness and repressed sexuality erupting into an inferno of paranormal revenge is what defined the complexity of the role.

It's a big stretch for Fox but an intriguing possibility. What say you?

Will Fox's demands for her team to "make it happen" actually make her wish come true? Or is this just a lot of hogwash?

(via Screen Rant)

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