“Hugo” star Chloe Moretz has landed the lead role for the upcoming remake of the 1976 thriller classic “Carrie”.
The 15-year-old Moretz has reportedly been offered the iconic role of a modern adaptation of Stephen King’s story about a bullied high school girl whose telepathic powers take a turn for the worse.
When Chloe heard the news, she tweeted Tuesday to announce her excitement, saying, “Never been so happy in my life!” She added, “Thank you [director] Kim Peirce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!”
If you believe no one can replace the original Carrie played by Sissy Spacek, you’re probably not aware that Chloe Moretz can be downright creepy in horror films. Her work in the 2012 vampire film “Let Me In” paved the way to her role in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning, “Hugo.”
Moretz, who began to make a name for herself as the Hit-Girl in “Kick-Ass,” beat out other rising stars like Shailene Woodley and Lily Collins. Dakota Fanning, who can also play creepy girl roles, also didn’t make the title role.
Aside from the “Carrie” remake, Chloe will also be seen alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows”.
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