Carrie Reboot Postponed
Fans who were eagerly waiting for the Carrie reboot slated for March 15th, will have to wait a little longer. Turns out, it has been postponed to October 18th. According to Variety, the move is to “better position the film for Halloween moviegoing”. Many would argue that there is more to this postponement than meets the eye. Could it be that a test-screening of the movie did not go down too well with the test audience? This is a very strong possibility, considering the fact that, if the studio really wanted to release the movie on Halloween, it could have scheduled the movie for Halloween from the beginning.
After all, Carrie’s concept and storyline is something that would be apt for Halloween, which is something even a 10-year-old can figure out. The reboot is slated to star the likes of Julianne Moore, Judy Greer and Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie. For those unaware, Carrie is a horror film that revolves around a sheltered high school girl, who unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers. Interestingly, Jodie Foster was considered for the role which is now going to be essayed by Julianne Moore in the film.
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Also, Shailene Woodley turned down the role of Carrie, while Haley Bennett, Dakota Fanning, Emily Browning, Lily Collins and Bella Heathcote auditioned for the role that eventually went to Chloë Grace Moretz. The reboot is based on the original movie of the same name that was released in 1976. It starred Sissy Spacek as Carrie and Piper Laurie had essayed the role that Julianne Moore is now going to essay in the reboot.
As a matter of fact, Sissy Spacek wasn’t considered for the role of Carrie until her husband, art director Jack Fisk, convinced director Brian De Palma to allow her to audition. Until then, De Palma was wedded to the idea of Amy Irving playing Carrie; when Spacek got the part instead, De Palma gave Irving the smaller role of Sue. Melanie Griffith too had auditioned for the role of Carrie in the original. Also, this is the first Stephen King novel to be made into a movie.
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