WHO’S IN IT?
Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass), Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven), Judy Greer (The Descendants), Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers), Ansel Elgort (film debut), Portia Doubleday (Youth in Revolt), Alex Russell (Chronicle)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry), director; Lawrence D. Cohen (Carrie) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee), writers; Kevin Misher (Public Enemies), producer; Marco Beltrami (World War Z), composer; Steve Yedlin (Looper), cinematographer; Lee Percy (Boys Don’t Cry) and Nancy Richardson (Warm Bodies), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Carrie White (Moretz) is a shy, socially-awkward teenager who is bullied by her peers at school and tormented by her deeply religious mother Margaret (Moore). An incident of bullying leads to an unexpected discovery of psychic abilities, and as Carrie learns more about her gift things threaten to become more and more unstable, culminating in a more than memorable evening at the prom…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Carrie offers a modern vision of the classic Stephen King story, once adapted by Brian De Palma, and does not shy away from some of the more graphic and disturbing plot elements that even De Palma refused to explore.