Time to bust out those dirty pillows, horror fans! According to Deadline, MGM and director Kim Peirce have offered the lead in their upcoming Carrie remake to Chloe Moretz. While other actresses like True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld and even Lindsay Lohan were mentioned in conjuncture with the part, Chloe is clearly the only reasonable choice when it comes to young women who could blow up prom with their minds. Maybe it’s the eyes? What makes Chloe the ideal candidate, you ask? Let us break it down for you while you plug it up! Plug it up! Plug it up!:
Age: Chloe is currently 15, and therefore intimately aware of how much it can suck to be in high school. Sissy Spacek was already 27 when she killed it (both literally and figuratively) in Brian De Palma‘s classic 1976 version of the 1974 Stephen King bestseller. Actress Angela Bettis was 29 when she starred in the 2002 Carrie TV remake and, really, how well did that go over? No, seriously, we would like to know. Has anyone seen it?
Chops: Spacek was nominated for an Academy Award for her turn in Carrie; Chloe costarred in the Oscar-nominated Hugo. We’re getting chills here! And no, they aren’t all from Carrie’s telekinetic powers or insane religious mom…
Blood-soaked roles: We know quality matters over quantity when it comes to gore, but Chloe has plenty of both in her resume. From, well, kicking ass in 2010′s Kick-Ass to vamping out in Let Me In that same year to starring alongside Johnny Depp‘s supernatural dandy in the upcoming Dark Shadows movie, Chloe has explored her dark side…and we like it. Very much.
We think we’ve made our point, right? Besides, if you disagree with us and they do decide to cast Moretz, then…they’re all going to laugh at you!
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