Love it or hate it, the Carrie remake is happening. So they may as well get a bloody good cast in there. We already know that Chloe Moretz has been signed to play the key role of Carrie, and now Julianne Moore is reportedly in talks too.

Julianne Moore to play psycho mother?

According to our source, Bloody Disgusting, the studio are in the process of talking her into the role of Carrie’s mother. For anyone who hasn’t seen the original (shame on you!), Carrie’s mother is a fundamentalist Christian with some … bizarre parenting techniques.

Basically she’s a bit twisted, and her presence at home does nothing to give Carrie a respite from the bullying that’s inflicted on her at school. No wonder her telekinetic powers get out of control after a particularly cruel prank. You’ve never seen a more captivating prom in your life.

We have no doubt the remake will attempt to emulate the magic that Brian De Palma‘s classic managed so effortlessly. There is no telling how the final product will come out though. Still, despite our scepticism towards the project, if they keep casting at such high calibre, there is hope yet.

Carrie is based on the novel by Stephen King, and originally starred Sissy Spacek in the title role. Moore’s potential role was portrayed with effortless creepiness by Piper Laurie back in 1976.

We’ll keep you posted on Julianne Moore‘s casting status.

The remake is set for release in the US on 15 March 2013. A UK release date is yet to be confirmed.

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