Chloe Moretz is enrolling in MGM’s remake of Stephen King’s classic horror tale, “Carrie.” The actress is in talks for the title role that Sissy Spacek made famous in 1976.
Directed by Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and scripted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, story centers on a shy high-school student who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who tease her.
Brian De Palma helmed the original “Carrie” with Piper Laurie co-starring as the teenager’s dogmatic mother.
“Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime!” Moretz tweeted Tuesday.
Moretz, whose dark turns in “Let Me In” and “Kick Ass” put her on the map, recently starred in Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” and can next be seen opposite Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows.”
She is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Aguirre-Sacasa, a producer on “Glee,” recently re-worked Broadway tuner “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” and will next pen Fake Empire’s adaptation of the young adult novel “Madman’s Daughter.”
He is also repped by WME.