- Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Ansel Elgort, Judy Greer, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Michelle Nolden, Max Topplin, Connor Price, Cynthia Preston, Samantha Weinstein, Barry Shabaka Henley, Zoë Belkin, Skyler Wexler, Lucy DeLaat, Kim Roberts, Chris Britton, Mouna Traoré, Katie Strain, William MacDonald, Karissa Strain, Philip Nozuka, Alana Randall, Kyle Mac
- Director: Kimberly Peirce
- Writers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King
- Producer: Kevin Misher
- Executive Producer: J. Miles Dale
- Art Direction: Nigel Churcher
- Casting: Avy Kaufman
- Costume Design: Luis Sequeira
- D.O.P.: Steve Yedlin
- Editors: Lee Percy, Nancy Richardson
- Makeup: Jordan Samuel
- Music: Marco Beltrami
- Production Design: Carol Spier
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, "Carrie" is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Toronto, Canada
- MPAA Warning: Bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content
- Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Screen Gems, Misher Films
- Production Schedule: 28 June 2012 - 7 September 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "Most film adaptations of Stephen King's novels rarely work. Only a few seemed to click, and those have been the more drama-oriented stories rather than the outright horror tales on which the author built his name. One of the exceptions though is Brian De Palma's generally well regarded 1976 take on King's first novel "Carrie," the story of a sheltered high school girl with an abusive fundamentalist mother. With recently developed telekinetic powers and years of pent-up anger, she is pushed too far by a humiliating prank played on her by her bullying peers - and the results are horrifying.
With King's work suddenly in vogue again, acclaimed "Boys Don't Cry" and "Stop-Loss" director Kimberly Peirce helms this contemporary update of the story which casts "Kick-Ass" and "Hugo" actress Chloë Grace Moretz in the title role and Julianne Moore as the mother. Aiding them are solid supporting talent including the always great Judy Greer, rising actresses like Portia Doubleday and Gabriella Wilde, and one of my favorite young actors at the moment Alex Russell ("Chronicle," "Wasted on the Young") in the role that John Travolta played in the 1976 film.
While there's nothing about the story that really demands a new version, the tale is universal and adaptable enough that it could certainly work in this day and age. What Peirce could bring to the table is something De Palma's version lacked - a more grounded female perspective. De Palma's film isn't Kubrick's unassailable "The Shining," the performances and bravura direction are still great, but his take on the story remains a bit overwrought. If Peirce opts for a more realistic tone and feel, it could work quite well. The moody and atmospheric teaser trailer for this version released the other month certainly showed far more potential than either the awful "The Rage" sequel from 1999 or the low-budget 2002 telemovie remake."