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Julianne Moore Confirmed for ‘Carrie’; Gabriella Wilde Also Boards

Written by on May 11, 2012 

Carrie is clicking into place. (With a March 15th, 2013 release date having been staked out, you’d hope they were cracking at things.) Following a little bit of back-and-forth with MGM and Screen Gems, Deadline says Julianne Moore has officially signed to play the titular hero’s crazy, Evangelical mother, Margaret, a role already immortalized in Piper Laurie‘s Oscar-nominated performance. Good news, wouldn’t you say? I’ve already explained why she’d make a great pick — I imagine you’re in general agreement — so Kimberly Peirce just got a big boost.

And there’s some new casting, while we’re at it; in talks for the role of Sue Snell (played by Amy Irving in De Palma‘s film) is relative newcomer Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers). Those who haven’t read Stephen King‘s book or seen the 1976 film best know that, in any incarnation, Snell’s a conflicted character with more depth than anyone else in the story; not knowing Wilde‘s work in the slightest, I’ll have to invest some faith that they’ve made a proper choice. Otherwise? Carrie would have a problem to solve. But, seriously, let’s not speculate too much at the moment.

Are you impressed with either piece of casting? Is Carrie looking better with these picks?

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