Julianne Moore Talks CARRIE Reboot and Her Thoughts on Piper Laurie
Julianne Moore will portray Margaret White in the MGM remake of CARRIE, directed by Kimberly Pierce, taking on the iconic role last seen on the big screen played by Piper Laurie. So, how does she feel about the original? She tells the Daily News that "Piper Laurie's performance was iconic and untouchable" and about the original film? "
"I remember the theater was packed and we were waiting for the next show in a huge line of kids that curled around the block," says Moore. "And they wouldn't let us into the theater until all the kids from the last show filed out. As we were walking in, we passed the kids walking out and they were ashen."
The film will hit theaters on October 18, 2013.
Chloe Moretz will play Carrie (originally Sissy Spacek), and Gabriella Wilde will play Sue Snell (originated by Amy Irving) in the reboot. Kevin Misher produces and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the script.
The story is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name about a teenage girl dealing with everyday school life in the face of her overbearing, religious mother and burgeoning understanding of her telekinetic powers. The original film was directed by Brian DePalma and was recently translated for the Broadway stage.
Moore made her breakthrough in film with Robert Altman's Short Cuts (1993), followed by critically acclaimed performances in Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) and Safe (1995). Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months (1995) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) subsequently established her as a leading actress in Hollywood.
Moore received widespread recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), Far from Heaven (2002), and The Hours (2002). Other notable film appearances include The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia(1999), Hannibal (2001), and Children of Men (2006). She has continued to work regularly in the 2010s, receiving praise for her performances in The Kids Are All Right (2010) and the television film Game Change (2012), where she portrayed Sarah Palin and received the Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. In addition to her film work, Moore has written a successful series of children's books.