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'Carrie' Remake: Chloe Grace Moretz, Haley Bennett In The Running For Lead Role

Posted: 03/24/2012 12:30 pm Updated: 03/24/2012 1:03 pm

From superhero to pig blood prop?

According to Vulture, "Hugo" and "Kick-Ass" star Chloe Moretz is the top choice to play the titular character in the upcoming remake of "Carrie," as is actress Haley Bennett.

Bennett and Moretz are just the latest in a series of frontrunners for the anticipated "Carrie" reboot. Stars who've been previously considered for the lead include Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins and Emily Browning.

The original "Carrie," based on the Stephen King novel, starred Sissy Spacek as the haunted high-school teen. The movie, directed by Brian De Palma, is considered a horror classic.

As Deadline.com reported in January, Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") is in talks to direct. The film currently has no release date.

To find out more about casting for the new "Carrie," head to Vulture.

[via Vulture]

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