The young career of Chloe Moretz has been stellar. Every project she has taken has been interesting and varied, and at the young age of fifteen she already has shown more range than a few of her Oscar winning elders.
So when Deadline reports she is joining the cast as the lead in an all new adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie you know there is a good chance the movie is going to be good.
She’s expected to play the shy high school student Carrie White, who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother, and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying.
We have already seen young Ms. Moretz dazzle in a moody horror role, but to take on the lead in Carrie can take her to the next level. Another interesting angle on this story is that Chloe is currently a little younger than a typical high school senior would be.
Usually these sorts of roles are filled with 20 somethings, so perhaps the younger looking Moretz will have an even larger visual difference between her classmates to punctuate her outsider, lonely demeanor.