Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Tak3n Trailer Smashes Online
It ends here
Dominic Cooper Boards Marvel's Agent Carter
The young Howard Stark is officially back
Alec Baldwin And Kevin Spacey Set For Boss Baby
From DreamWorks Animation
Netflix To Simultaneously Release Crouching Tiger 2
Streaming service makes big deal
Tetris Movie In The Works
We're not kidding
Big Headed For TV
Rush Hour will also become a show
David Fincher Will Direct The First Season Of HBO's Utopia
He'll be busy next year...
New Look At Oscar Isaac In A Most Violent Year
J. C. Chandor's Once Upon A Time In America
Teaser Trailer For Inherent Vice
Paul Thomas Anderson does Thomas Pynchon
Billy Elliot Beats The Equalizer
Live screening of stage musical scores at the UK box office
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
29 September 2014
Hear Lorde's Single From Mockingjay - Part 1
Yellow Flicker Beat hits the web
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Seventh Son
31 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Equalizer (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Maps To The Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Non-Stop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Carrie (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Don Jon (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Chloe Moretz Talks Carrie
New version is 'More Black Swan'...

30 April 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Coming Soon

submit to reddit

Chloe Moretz Talks Carrie

Word reached us last month that Chloe Moretz had landed the title role in the upcoming new version of Stephen King's Carrie. With Moretz currently out doing the rounds for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, the subject of the telekinetic teen has obviously been raised more than once, and she's been happy to tease some details and generally enthuse.

Director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) is, Moretz told Coming Soon, "a total genius and the right woman for the job." She also claims that she's avoiding going anywhere near Brian De Palma's 1976 horror classic starring Sissy Spacek, but that her version will be "darker and more psychological; more Black Swan."

"We're really looking into Carrie's mind," says Chloe, "and into the relationship between Carrie and [her mother] Margaret." That relationship is, you'll recall, a fractious one to say the least, with Carrie's mousy lack of confidence stemming in no small part from her mother's fundamentalist craziness. The Margaret role was recently offered to Julianne Moore

"Carrie's completely different from me," says Chloe. "It's an out-of-body thing; I'm becoming a totally different person for it. I'm letting go of all my self-esteem issues and just going into it. You have to."

So you might bemoan the need for a remake (and there actually seems to be a lot of fan enthusiasm, for once), but you must admit, this sounds to be coming together rather well. After the DTV sequel and the cheap TV movie, it'll be good to have a quality Carrie again. Shooting starts in June. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Henry Selick Picks Up Graveyard Book
Coraline man enters the dark realm
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

RE: Empire
I'm quite looking forward to this. Chloe is a brilliant actress and should do well. And the original one was so terrible that this could not possibly be any worse. More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 04:33 on 01 May 2012 | Report This Post

I approach all remakes with caution, most of them are awful. Some get it right but I always give them the benefit of the doubt. Chloe Moretz is a fine young actress and this will be a real stretch for her which is good. More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:51 on 30 April 2012 | Report This Post

Really though?
Is it really necessary? I don't know. I want to be enthusiastic because it's a great story, grim and filled with really interesting characters. But as soon as the words "Black Swan" were introduced I suddenly felt less confident. Carrie is a face value character I found, all her insecurities and self esteem derived quite simply around her mother's misguided upbringing. Black Swan offered a duality to a character who was discovered her inner darkness. Carrie isn't about duality but abou More

Posted by kisswithatear at 11:41 on 30 April 2012 | Report This Post

Usually...
I'd scoff at the idea at another remake, and while I am apprehensive about the continuing rise in remakes/reboots/re-imaginings Moretz is one of the finest young female actress I've seen in years, Let Me In was much better than I anticipated and although I thought Hugo was a tad overrated her performance in it was good, of course everyone remembers her from basically stealing Kick Ass from under the rest of the cast so I'll leave off my judgement until i see this for myself. More

Posted by ingloriouslanda at 09:59 on 30 April 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Bond Girls Who Made It Big
The actresses who overcame the curse of 007 to forge successful careers

The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The Future Of Film: Movie Posters Will Talk To You (And Buy Your Tickets)
Movie posters will be bigger, better... and talk to you?

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

25 Movie Songs Bigger Than The Movie
The film tunes that transcend their origins...

Denzel Washington: A Viewer’s Guide
The highs and lows of The Equalizer star’s career to date

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)