An old classic, a fresh new face. Word has reached us that Sissy Spacek's immortal role in Carrie is to be reprised in a remake directed by Kimberley Peirce (of Boys Don't Cry fame). Once we'd got over our initial shock (as author Stephen King himself put it 'why, when the original is so good?'), we turned our attention to who's stolen the lead. Step forward Chloe Moretz! Rather a regular on Grazia Daily thanks to her up-and-coming style star, she's the child actress giving more established Hollywood heavyweights a bit of a run for their money and now she's nabbed one of the most beloved roles in film history.
And what a role! Carrie tells the story of a lonely high-school student who's tormented by her creepy and totally bonkers mother at home, picked on mercilessly by her classmates at school (one of them is played by a young John Travolta!) and is finally set up by her peers to be embarrassed at the school prom - well, let's just say Carrie is no ordinary girl and that plan, erm, goes up in flames! (We won't say any more but check out the original - it's so, so brilliant!) Luckily, Ms Moretz is no stranger to a bit of gore (Kick-Ass, anyone?) which is just as well as when she steps into Sissy's hallowed shoes she'll have amish nighties, tampons (yes, you read that right!) and a whole vat of pig's blood to contend with... oh my!
It hasn't yet been announced whether the remake will be set in the 70s (as per the first film) or be brought up-to-date with a present day setting. With that in mind, we thought we'd take a tongue-in-cheek look at the iconic outfits from the original and how Miss Moretz might put her own fashion spin on them this time round! First up, the prom dress - we predict this will cause no problems for our burgeoning style star, she's already a big fan of cutesy and pink:
Job done! Next, we have Carrie's frowsy nightie, but perhaps made up to resemble this vintage-looking flesh-coloured frock (worn to the premiere of 500 Days of Summer) 'imprisoned in the attic' chic could be brought bang up to date.
Lastly, we arrive at that tricky pig's-blood attire (it's a look so few people can pull off!). Erm, well here we have a pic of Chloe rocking all red so we're sure she'll work it out!
Now the only question remaining is, who's going to reprise John Travolta's role? Well, a certain Mr Bieber has already made his own movie...
Want to see what all the fuss is about? Here's a taste of the original in all its g(l)ory *sorry*. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on a remake in the comments box below:
by Francesca Milton