[VIDEO] Julianne Moore on Playing Margaret White in Carrie Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.15.2013
Moore talks about the benefits of the re-adaptation...
In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Julianne Moore spoke about playing Margaret White in Carrie and raising Margaret's daughter, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. The film will be directed by Kimberly Peirce. Moore also talked about the benefits of re-adapting the Stephen King book and stepping out of Piper Laurie's shadow.
Here's a synopsis: Carrie tells the supernatural tale of a telekinetic teenage girl tormented by her peers. The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday), but only Chris' best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc."
The film also stars Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde, Judy Greer, and Portia Doubleday also star.