The role of Carrie’s Mother, Margaret White, has formally been offered to Julianne Moore. While we already knew Moore was in the running for the role, this is the first concrete news that she has officially been offered the part.
According to Deadline, Moore has been sent the script on a “pay or play” offer. Should Moore accept the role, for me, I think she would be perfect. Fingers crossed eh?
In further news, there are now rumours that director Kimberly Peirce’s remake may well be presented in part as found footage. A student at the University of Denver recently blogged about a visit by MGM CEO Roger Birnbaum. While these comments should be taken with a pinch of salt, this does sound interesting:
“The CEO of MGM, Roger Birnbaum, came and spoke at my university today… [he] made it sound like it’s going to be a “found footage” type of film. The film is going to have interviews with the survivors of the prom incident, and focus on that take.” This could actually be faithful. As Peter Hall at Movies.com points out, “King’s original novel is interspersed with various “official” documents recounting what happened on Carrie’s deadly prom night (a writing technique called epistolary, which is basically the literary equivalent of found footage), so if Aguirre-Sacasa’s script is indeed going back to the source material, the film focusing on “interviews with the survivors of the prom incident” makes perfect sense.”
In yet further news, star Chloe Moretz recently spoke with Box Office Pro about Dark Shadows, and during that interview, she said this about Carrie:
It’s an amazing role, and I’m so excited to get in there and try to tackle it and see what I can change up. It’s already been done, and there’s already been the amazing, amazing Sissy Spacek version of it, but what I really want to do is spice it up and take a more modern, younger approach to it because I am going through what Carrie is going through. She’s figuring out who she is, and I just really want to get in there and see what I can do, feel it out.”
This all sounds very interesting, but let’s wait and see eh?
By Matt Wavish