Trio Of Actresses Added To ‘Carrie’ Remake (Updated)

Posted Sunday, May 27th, 2012 03:00 pm GMT -4 by

Update 5/30/2012: Sources now state that the casting of the gym teacher in ‘Carrie’ has not been finalized. We will report on further casting news as it arises.

Director Kimberly Peirce is getting ready to start shooting her version of the classic Stephen King novel ‘Carrie’ starring ‘Kick-Ass’ star Chloe Grace Moretz next week, but she’s making some last minute additions to the cast this week. According to /Film, Judy Greer, Ivanna Baquero, and Gabriella Wilde are signing on for some key supporting roles.

Veteran actress Greer, who I remember best from her roll in ‘Arrested Development’ as Kitty Sanchez, is supposed to play the sympathetic gym teacher named Miss Desjardin in King’s book and Miss Collins in Brian De Palma’s classic 1976 film who encourages Carrie to defend herself against bullies.

Baquero, a young Spanish actress best known from her starring role in Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, will take the roll of Chris Hargensen, the mean girl whose prank sends Carrie over the edge and into a telekinetic rage.

British actress Wilde will step into the shoes of Sue Snell, someone who initially picks on Carrie, but later tries to make up for her wrong doings by arranging for Carrie to go to prom.

The three will join Moretz, Julianne Moore, Alex Russell and Ansel Elgort, who are working from a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa that is supposedly very faithful to the original novel. While it probably won’t sit well with the fans of the original film, this remake isn’t exactly in wrong the hands. We’ll all see how it turns out once it’s released on March 15th, 2013.

  • reysys

    I like the original but the effects for this one can make it worth. I need to read the book to give my final opinion. Let´s see…

  • cool. i liked the original. i liked Carrie- The Rage. 



  • Brian

    Who would play Margaret White, Julianne Moore? I don’t think
    so. You need someone who can be a really nasty woman. Like Sissy Spacek. Let
    her get revenge and play Carrie’s mother. I’ve seen her play the villainess
    before. Julianne could play either Miss Collins or Miss Desjardin, although I
    think Amy Adams should play her. The choices I see for the teens are pretty
    good though. I saw Pan’s Labyrinth, and Ivanna Baquero was really good in it.

  • ShermarChantel

    If it was REALLY like the book they wouldn’t pick sucb a pretty actress. In the book Carrie is fat and has pimples. Her classmates didn’t decide to randomly pick on the hottest chick at school.get real.

  • guest

    will we see the opening nude seen?

    • Brian

       That’s right, the shower scene is where we first see Carrie accidentally use her powers. She makes the light bulb explode…or course now it would have to be an energy saver bulb. lol

  • Guitar Scott

    Can’t wait! Chloe Grace Moretz is going to nail this role. Oscar, Golden Globe, all of ‘em. I will be a fan of hers for life.

  • dave

    if it stays as same as the book then it should be very good as i am a number 1 fan of the original carrie film with sissy spacek but recently red the book again and would love to see a film version identical to the book. the 2002 tv movie was very close to the book but i want to see a movie as same as the book. i would of loved to of seen sissy spacek play carrie’s mum she would of been perfect for the role