UPDATE: "Carrie," the great Stephen King's first novel, spawned a classic horror film with two Oscar-nominated performances, one that is now in the midst of being remade, and the hunt for a new star is over.
Chloe Grace Moretz has been offered the lead in Kimberly Pierce-directed remake of "Carrie," reported Deadline, about a high school wallflower with remarkable powers that bubble to the surface when she's angry or distressed. The part was first played by Sissy Spacek, earning the actress the first of her six Oscar nominations.
When news broke of the remake last fall, King himself had in idea for the title role, one that was both inspired and doomed.
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"Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White… hmmm," the horror master said to EW.
And then there's the part of Carrie's whack-a-doo Bible-thumping mama, Margaret White, who was originally played with unchecked gusto by Piper Laurie. Pierce is supposedly courting Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore. We can see why Pierce would go for either, but they don't feel quite right, not domineering enough. Cate Blanchett, Melissa Leo, Tilda Swinton (!), Sigourney Weaver...