One of the most iconic roles in horror film history is now the most sought after role among young Hollywood actresses. Casting is underway on director Kimberly Peirce's remake/adaptation of Stephen King's breakthrough novel Carrie, and the two top candidates are reportedly 15-year-old Chloë Moretz and 24-year-old Haley Bennett. More after the jump.
Vulture.com reports that plenty of familiar names have already read for the title role in Kimberly Piere's Carrie, and that Chloe Moretz and Hayley Bennett "sit at the top of a list of candidates that has included such young up-and-comers as Dakota Fanning (all growed up and, lately, a Volturi in Twilight), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Bella Heathcote (In Time), and Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror), who have all read for Peirce. We also hear that earlier this week, The Descendants' Shailene Woodley passed on an offer from MGM to take the title role."
"Meanwhile, we're also told that for the role of Carrie's unhinged fundamentalist mother, Peirce has approached Jodie Foster and is interested in Julianne Moore. It's not so strange to aim for past Oscar winners for a horror flick: After all, both Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie (who played her mom) got nominated for the film."
So what do you think, fellow FEARnerds -- who should the crown (and bucket of pig's blood) go to?