No one's gonna laugh at Chloe Moretz after this one. Deadline.com reports that the 15-year-old actress has won the title role in the latest adaptation of "Carrie," which Kimberly Peirce is directing for MGM.
The new film is not considered a remake of the 1976 Brian De Palma classic, but a new adaptation of Stephen King's source thriller. The 1974 novel is about a young and tormented high schooler who uses her telekinetic powers to take revenge on the bullies at her school.
Moretz -- who co-starred in Best Picture nominee "Hugo" and has appeared most recently as a guest star on "30 Rock" -- was in competition with a handful young actresses ranging from Dakota Fanning and Lily Collins to lesser-knowns like Bella Heathcote and Haley Bennett. In fact, Vulture previously reported that the 24-year-old Bennett -- who will next be seen in Terrence Malick's "Lawless" -- was Moretz's top competition for the role.
While Moretz is still unsigned, the actress is already tweeting her excitement about the new job. "Never been so happy in my life!" she wrote to her 202,000 followers. "Thank you Kim Peirce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!"
Peirce is probably best know for directing "Boys Don't Cry," which earned Hilary Swank her first Oscar win. Sissy Spacek earned a Best Actress nomination for playing Carrie in De Palma's 1976 film.
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