Angela Bettis (“Girl, Interrupted”), currently on Broadway in the revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” has nabbed the title role in NBC’s three-hour telepic adaptation of Steven King’s “Carrie.”
MGM Television and Trilogy Entertainment are executive producing the movie, which also will serve as a backdoor pilot. Lensing will begin June 12 in Vancouver, and the project likely will preem on the Peacock sometime this year.
Scribe Bryan Fuller is writing the new “Carrie,” which will closely follow plot of the original 1976 feature about a high school girl with special powers. New version will be set in the present and feature greatly enhanced special effects.
Bettis, who is repped by Endeavor and managed by Imparato Fay Management, can be seen in two features this year: “May,” a modern-day retelling of “Frankenstein” that will be released by Lions Gate this winter, and “Coastlines,” which was directed by Victor Nunez and screened in the World Premiere section of the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
Fuller also is repped by Endeavor.