Another two new names are being lined up for potential roles in the new and upcoming remake of MGM and Screen Gems' 'Carrie'. First up its 'Chronicle' star Alex Russell (below) who is in negotiations along with off Broadway actor Ansel Elgort who could land his first theatrial role. No details on the characters they're up for for currently but we have to assume it'll be the parts of good guy Tommy Ross and asshole Billy Nolan (played by John Travolta in Brian De Palma's 1976 effort). Cutie Chloe Moretz ('Dark Shadows', 'Kick-Ass') has already been cast in the lead role along with her mother who'll be played by Julianne Moore ('Hannibal'). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ('Glee') penned the adaptive script from the novel by horror author Stephen King which helmer Kimberly Peirce ('Boys Don't Cry') will direct from.
"The story of Carrie White, a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret. After an embarrassing incident in the showers causes her fellow pupils to tease Carrie ruthlessly, her teacher Miss Desjardin disciplines them severely. Determined to have revenge, the other students hatch a plot against Carrie, which turns horribly wrong when Carrie's strange mental powers are unleashed during the school prom."
'Carrie' will be unleashed from 15 March 2013.
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