Chloe Moretz is in negotiations to star in Carrie, the latest take on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King.
MGM is behind the movie and with the high pedigree of Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) in the director’s chair and a script by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the moviemakers are hoping to make an elevated thriller that can stand next to the 1976 Brian De Palma classic.
“Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Peirce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!” tweeted Moretz, who got the offer for the highly coveted role early Tuesday morning.
Moretz will play the title character, a girl with a strict and abusive mother whose onset of puberty brings telepathic and telekinetic powers. The girl goes from being from a social outcast to prom queen but goes on a rampage after a horrible prank, destroying her high school and town.
Sissy Spacek played the title role in the De Palma movie.
Moretz is no shrinking violet when it comes to adult material. One of her earliest film appearances was in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror, and she starred in Let Me In, the American remake of Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In. She also starred as a foul-mouthed assassin in comic-book adaptation Kick-Ass.
Chloe Moretz, Rupert Grint Join Beach Boy Biopic ‘The Drummer’
The young stars will feature in the film about drummer Dennis Wilson.
Chloë Grace Moretz and Rupert Grint have joined the all-star cast of The Drummer, the biopic of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson from directing and writing duo Randall Miller and Jody Savin
Aaron Eckhart is portraying Wilson while Vera Farmiga is playing Fleetwood Mac member and Wilson’s lover Christine McVie in the project tackling the last six years of Wilson’s life (he died in 1983), when the singer-songwriter released his acclaimed solo album Pacific Ocean Blue.
Moretz will play Wilson’s daughter, Jennifer Wilson, who was there while the musician went through the darkest days of his life. Grint will portray Stan Shapiro, the wide-eyed William Morris mailroom intern who became a close friend and confidante to the man.
The film will begin shooting June 15 in locations in California and Savannah, Georgia.
Moretz last co-starred in Hugo. Grint is best known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies.
The adaptation of Andrea Portes’ novel starring Chloe Moretz and Blake Lively hits VOD on May 8th and theaters May 11th.
Based on the popular novel by Andrea Portes, Hick star Chloe Moretz as a 13-year-old-girl who runs away from home to escape her mom’s alcoholic boyfriends and to seek fame. On the road, she meets a moody drifter (Eddie Redmayne) and a free spirit (Blake Lively) who becomes a surrogate mother. Despite an impressive cast (Alec Baldwin and Juliette Lewis also star), the film didn’t draw great reviews from its premiere at TIFF. Matt found himself incredibly bored by the movie, and you can read his review here. The VOD model is probably a smart move, as the film opens one week after The Avengers and on the same weekend as The Dictator and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows (which also stars Moretz).
What was Chloë Moretz’s favorite look from the Sportmax show she attended Saturday afternoon? “The leather pants,” she said, more than ten hours later while at the dinner the label held in her honor at Da Giacomo Bistrot, eyes still wide with excitement and radiating both youth and beauty dressed in a nude chiffon MaxMara frock with a black belt and fluid skirt. But that’s a 15-year-old for you, bubbling with energy even as the party winds down and the adults—weary from a day of shows, countless bottles of red wine, and a three-course feast of seafood salad, risotto alla Milanese, and a generous mille-feuille—slink home to their hotels.
By now it’s no secret that since kicking ass in 2010’s Kick-Ass, Moretz has become one of the leaders of the new, young Hollywood, a bright group of teenage actresses including Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld who are being recognized for their work, their manners, and the way they radiate an age-appropriate sophistication on the red carpet. In June, Moretz will be honored with the 2012 Women in Film MaxMara Face of the Future Award, which is the reason the label has invited her to Italy and thrown her this party where she doesn’t look so much like the coolest girl in school but more like the one everybody has a crush on. Come Tuesday, she’ll return to the States for a few days—she’ll miss the Oscars tonight where her film Hugo is up for 11 awards—and then fly to Paris in time for the Miu Miu show. “I’ll get to practice my French,” she said, and then couldn’t help but add: “I got a 97 on my last test.”
Nominations are in for the 84th Annual Acadamy Awards aka The Oscars, and “Hugo” received a whopping 11 nominations! Congratulations to Chloe and everyone involved with this film. Check out the categories and be sure to tune in Sunday, February 26th.
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Chloe will star in new projects, “The Rut” which will be a family projects as her mom Teri & brother Trevor will exec produce the film.
Chloe Moretz will soon be one with nature.
The “Let Me In” star is preparing to prove her mettle by heading into the wilderness of the gritty indie drama, “The Rut,” according to Variety.
“The Rut,” which is being described as a cross between “Winter’s Bone” and “Into the Wild,” tells the story of a teenage girl (Moretz) who aims to win her father’s approval by surrounding herself with danger and adventure as she journeys into the woodlands alone to hunt deer.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Watchmen”), who played something of a father figure to Moretz in “Texas Killing Fields,” will portray her actual father in this film. Karyn Kusama is set to direct what sounds like a welcome return to her gritty “Girlfight” roots after floundering a bit with the likes of “Aeon Flux” and “Jennifer’s Body.”
As for Chloe Moretz, she got covered in blood in both “Let Me In” and “Kick-Ass,” so it was probably only a matter of time before she got covered in dirt and mud, too. The “Hugo” star has several films coming out this year, including “Movie 43″ (opening April 13), Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” (opening May 11) and “Dance of the Mirlitons” (opening Nov. 15), with her festival curiosity, “Hick,” still looking to lock down a release date.
Meanwhile, Moretz and Morgan must really like working together, as they’re set to team up yet again for “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” which is currently in pre-production. Morgan will go back to “father figure” status for that one rather than actual father.
“The Rut” will commence with production later this year with a look toward a release date sometime in 2013.