Carrie SynopsisA reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Carrie Release Date
In Theaters October 18, 2013
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Julianne Moore
Written by: Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
Produced by: Kevin Misher
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Sony / Screen Gems
External Info: Carrie Official Website
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This Telekinetic Viral Video Is The Best Thing To Come From The Carrie Remake
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Carrie Gets A New Clip, An iPhone App And An Awesome Paper Trailer
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Carrie Motion Poster Offers Sage Advice And Lots of Gore
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Carrie Gets Bloody In New International Poster
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