Julianne Moore to Play Mother in Carrie

Following news that Chloe Moretz will be playing Carrie in the upcoming remake, the film loving world has been waiting with baited breath for news of who would be playing Carrie’s mother. Now it transpires that Julianne Moore has been given the honour.

It will be interesting to see if Moore can bring the same psychotic intensity to the role as Piper Laurie, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal, some of which can be seen in the best-of video below.

No doubt many will have reservations about this casting – great actress that Moore is, this would be a departure from her normal roles and there will be uncertainty that she can pull it off, just as there is doubt that Anne Hathaway will do justice to Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.

Still, at least Hathaway and Moore are experienced actresses. What’s probably more disconcerting to films of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is that the scriptwriter is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa of Glee. For those fortunate enough to have never seen Glee, here’s a preview: