Actress Portia Doubleday has signed on to star in the MGM Studios remake Carrie for director Kimberly Peirce.
The actress will play bad girl Chris Hargensen, who torments the title character, played by Chloe Moretz. Carrie's telekinetic abilities are harnessed after Hargensen pulls a cruel prom night prank. Chris Hargensen was played by Nancy Allen in the original Carrie.
We reported last month that Judy Greer is playing the gym teacher, Miss Desjardin, and the casting has now been confirmed. Julianne Moore, Ivana Baquero, Gabriella Wilde, and Alex Russell also star.
Kimberly Peirce is directing from a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. It isn't known when shooting will begin quite yet.