So what really drew Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer to do the remake of Carrie? The answer is very simple, Kimberly Pierce. The director of the critically acclaimed Boys Don’t Cry and the underrated Stop-Loss still has a strong reputation in Hollywood, with many eager to work with her on whatever project she does next, which in this case, was Carrie.
Recently, I had the privilege of talking with Moretz, Moore, Greer and Pierce at the Carrie press junket, which took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California last week. In the process of chatting with each of them, it became clear that they were not looking to make a quick buck on this classic story of teenage rebellion and revenge. Each one of them explained how Stephen King’s horror novel has stood the test of time and that its themes (especially bullying) are as prevalent today as they were when the first edition was published.
Many still see Brian DePalma’s version of Carrie as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, and whether or not you think that Pierce’s version is as effective as the original, it is certainly fair to say that she has made this story her own. That much is clear.
Check out our exclusive video interview above to hear what Moretz, Greer, Peirce and Moore had to say about the film.