Actress Julianne Moore is in early talks to join the cast of Carrie, the MGM Studios remake of the 1976 horror classic.
Julianne Moore in talks to play Carrie's mother
We reported last month that Chloe Moretz will star as the title character, a troubled teenage girl who uses her telekinetic abilities to get revenge on the classmates who tormented her. If a deal is finalized, Julianne Moore will play Carrie's deranged mother, a role Piper Laurie received an Oscar nomination for in the first Carrie.
Kimberly Peirce is directing from a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. We also reported last week that MGM handed out a March 15, 2013 release date for the remake, although it still isn't known exactly when production may begin.
Carrie comes to theaters 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.