The 1976 horror classic Carrie starring Sissy Spacek and John Travolta is getting a remake with Chloë Moretz (Dark Shadows, Kick-Ass) in the starring role and Julianne Moore has signed on to play her mother, according to entertainment website Deadline Hollywood.
Based on the Stephen King novel, the story of a mousy girl with special powers who finally cracks when she's bullied at the prom, will apparently be truer to the original tale than the high school nightmare version directed by Brian De Palma (Scarface).
The new Carrie will be directed by Kimberly Pierce (Boys Don't Cry) and is due for release in March 2013 in North America and Latin America with dates in other markets to be announced.
The cast also includes Gabrielle Wilde (The Three Musketeers) as Sue Snell, so far, and Moore's character as a domineering and religiously-strict mother.
Moretz's upcoming films include Red Band, a comedy sketch film with Emma Stone and various directors including actress Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) to be released January 2013 and The Drummer biopic about Dennis Wilson of the 1960s pop band The Beach Boys.
Moore will next be seen in Being Flynn with Robert De Niro and also star in the dramedy The English Teacher with Lily Collins and the family fantasy The Seventh Son with Jeff Bridges due in 2013.