Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry, Stop Loss) is in talks to direct the Carrie remake for MGM.
Kimberly Peirce in talks to direct the Carrie remake
We first reported on the project back in May, when screenrwriter/playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa signed on to write the script. It is said that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wants to write a new version of Carrie which is more faithful to Stephen King's original book, and more grounded in reality. Stephen King himself spoke out about the project shortly after it was announced, saying he may be willing to get behind a remake.
The original 1976 Carrie, directed by Brian De Palma, starred Sissy Spacek as the title character, a tormented young girl who uses her telekinetic powers to get revenge on those who picked on her. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie were both nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
It isn't known when production may begin on MGM's Carrie remake.
Carrie was released October 18th, 2013 and stars Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Gabriella Wilde, Michelle Nolden, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Samantha Weinstein. The film is directed by Kimberly Peirce.