Well looks like it is official now. Julianne will be playing Chloe’s mom in the Carrie remake:
It isn’t a big surprise, but MGM has formally offered Julianne Moore the nightmarish religious fanatic mother in the Kimberly Peirce-directed remake of the 1976 film Carrie. Chloe Moretz is already set to play the title character, a young woman whose devastating telepathic powers rear up when she reaches puberty. Kevin Misher is producing.
Moore’s name has been in the mix for a while, but at the time MGM maintained it was talking to numerous actresses. Now, they’ve sent Moore the script and a pay or play offer to play Margaret White, the role that Piper Laurie rode to an Oscar nomination. (Moore just got done playing Sarah Palin in the Jay Roach-directed HBO film Game Change, but Margaret White makes the former vice presidential candidate seem like a raging liberal.) The film is based on the 1974 Stephen King novel that was first filmed by director Brian De Palma. Sissy Spacek played Carrie White, and both she and Laurie got Oscar noms. Moore is repped by CAA and Management 360.
Just a small update in terms of casting for The Rut.
Ray Liotta is in negotiations to play the villain in The Rut, an indie drama being directed by Karyn Kusama.
hloe Moretz, recently attached to Carrie, and Magic City actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, are starring in the project, being described as Winter’s Bone meets Whale Rider.
Written by Kevin Caruso, the story centers on a young girl (Moretz) who, in order to win the approval of her father (Morgan), surrounds herself with danger and adventure as she journeys into the wilderness alone to hunt deer.
Liotta will play a nemesis hunter to Moretz, a man who is obsessed with bow hunting and considers Morgan his rival.
Aaron Magnani and Martha Griffin are producing. Teri and Trevor Moretz are exec producing.
Liotta next will appear in Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt; the Andrew Dominik-directed movie was chosen this week to have its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Liotta will also appear in The Iceman, a serial killer thriller whose cast includes Chris Evans, James Fracno, Michael Shannon and Winona Ryder.
He is repped by UTA, Untitled and Hansen Jacobson.