Already a familiar talent to horror fans for her vampiric turn in Matt Reeves’ Let Me In, Chloe Moretz teams with director Tim Burton for the upcoming Dark Shadows and ComingSoon.net had a chance to speak with the young star. We’ll have the full interview available soon, but we also got a few details about Moretz’s upcoming role as the titular Carrie in Kimberly Peirce’s big screen remake.
“I start that June 1st,” says Moretz. “…It’s going to be very well done. I don’t want to jinx it, but [Peirce] is a genius, genius, genius director. I would never do it with someone that I don’t trust. I trust her more than a lot of the directors I’ve worked with. She’s the right woman for the job.”
Released in 1974, “Carrie” was Stephen King’s first published novel and tells the story of a high school girl who, through telekinetic powers, takes revenge on peers that have mocked her. Though Brian De Palma directed a highly-acclaimed film version in 1976, Moretz says that Peirce’s take sticks more closely to King’s text.
“I’m actually not looking at the original,” she says, “even though De Palma’s movie was one of the best movies ever made. It’s completely iconic and I’m proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it. We’re kind of going off the book. It’s darker and much more psychological. More ‘Black Swan.’ You’re really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It’s set in modern time, so it’s a lot different.”
The role of Margaret White (Carrie’s mother) was played by Piper Laurie in De Palma’s version, earning the actress an Academy Award nomination. Last week, word broke that Julianne Moore had been offered the part for the new film.
Most intriguing of Moretz’s comments about the upcoming project was the hint that her Carrie White would offer a very different look for her, physically.
“It’s something that’s very different from me,” Moretz says of Carrie’s wardrobe. “It’s an out of body thing. I’m becoming a totally different person for it. I’m letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it. You have to.”
Although shooting won’t begin for another month, Moretz and Peirce have already been impressed with the outpouring of fan support and, in particular, the fan-made poster pictured above. Designed by Pierre-Luc Boucher, the teaser was posted to his Deviant Art page and soon found its way to Peirce.
“That was a cool poster!” Moretz laughs. “Kim sent that to me. She said, ‘Oh my god, you’ve got to look at this. It’s really, really, really cool!’ We both felt so pumped. Now we’re chomping at the bit to get in there.”
Carrie is scheduled for release on March 15, 2013. Check back for updates as they become available and catch Dark Shadows in theaters on May 11th.
Chloe Moretz shows off the fun new cover for her phone as she runs a few errands around Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (April 18).
The 15-year-old actress just recently booked the lead role in the new Carrie remake — and Julianne Moore may be playing her mom!
Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Julianne would potentially play Margaret White, the fundamentalist abusive mother in the flick. Jodie Foster‘s name was also circling the role.
Carrie, an adaptation of the Stephen King thriller, is about the hyperkinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students.
Chloe Moretz gets playful on the May 2012 cover of Seventeen magazine.
The 15-year-old actress chats with the glossy about boys, adventures and getting sent to her room. Check it:
On getting grounded: “I just got my phone back yesterday. My mom had it for two days. I was supposed to read a book and I really wanted to play Call of Duty. It’s not like I want to go read the hot story in Cosmo and get locked up! No, I get caught or playing video games. I probably play more than any guy does.”
On the guys she does like: “I like guys that are a little bit older, if they are cool and not completely immature…I’ll date one day if I find someone that I want to let into my life enough. I have to feel out the waters and see what’s up.”
On having adventures with Isabel: “Of all the characters I’ve played, I relate the most to Isabel in Hugo. She’s so adventurous and fun. She just loves reading books and those are her adventures. Isabel is a heightened version of my personality.”
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).