Last week, we reported that actresses Chloe Moretz and Haley Bennett were the front runners to star in MGM's horror remake Carrie. Today we have word that the studio issued a formal offer to Chloe Moretz for the title role. The actress also responded to the offer through her Twitter page, which essentially confirms she will be locked in for the part very soon.
"Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!"
It is said that director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) had her eye on the Hugo star this whole time, and was offered the role immediately after meeting with the filmmaker last weekend. When the actress' deal is finalized, which could be very soon, the production will then focus on casting Carrie's delusional mother.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the screenplay, which will be more faithful to author Stephen King's novel. The 1976 original classic Carrie starred Sissy Spacek as the troubled teenager who discovers her gift for telepathy, and decides to use it on her classmates as revenge for years of bullying. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, who played Carrie's mother, both earned Oscar nominations for their performances.
Production is scheduled to begin later this year, although it isn't known when MGM is eyeing to release this horror remake.