MGM and Screen Gems are developing a new version of Carrie that will more closely resemble Stephen King's book than Brian De Palma's movie. The remake picked up steam in January, when Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce joined the project.
We've heard a couple of names rumored for the lead role, but a new report suggests that the search is down to only 2 actresses. Vulture reports that Chloë Moretz (Pictured Bottom Left) and Haley Bennett (Pictured Bottom Right) are the two actresses being considered. Others who have read for Peirce include Dakota Fanning, Emily Browning, Bella Heathcote, Lily Collins, and Shailene Woodley.
The report also reveals that Peirce is looking for a high-profile actress to play Carrie's mother and is talking to Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore. If things are moving forward as quickly as the report suggests, we should have official casting news very soon.
Stephen King originally released Carrie in 1974. The Brian De Palma version followed in 1976 and there was also a sequel in 1999 and a TV remake in 2002.