After ‘The Rage’, Julianne Moore Keeps NC in ‘Carrie’s Blood

Fayetteville, North Carolina native Julianne Moore is currently in Canada filming the inevitable remake of the Stephen King classic Carrie, whose last trip to the big screen was 13 years ago in The Rage: Carrie 2 – filmed in Charlotte and Dallas, North Carolina.

In the new 'Carrie' remake, NC native Julianne Moore is "Margartet White", first played by Piper Laurie in the original film.

In the new ‘Carrie’ remake, NC native Julianne Moore is “Margartet White”, first played by Piper Laurie in the original film.

Oscar nominee Julianne Moore (Hannibal, The Big Lebowski) has inherited Piper Laurie’s (The Faculty, Hounddog) role of Carrie White’s unhinged mother in what is actually the third version of author Stephen King’s first novel. 

Moore previously starred in The Fugitive (1993), also partly filmed in North Carolina, as well as the 1998 remake of Psycho.

Originally published in 1974, Carrie is the story of a sheltered girl who unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.

The 1976 movie adaptation of King’s bestseller is regarded today as a classic horror film, not to mention a piece of American pop culture. (What’s the first image YOU see when you hear the words “pigs blood”?)

The Rage: Carrie 2

The Rage: Carrie 2 was filmed in Charlotte and Dallas, NC.

While the 1999 sequel (which also filmed some scenes in Rock Hill, SC) is not generally considered in the same league as its (literally) groundbreaking predecessor, it did undeniably mark the welcomed return of a beloved genre icon, and is currently her last bloody reign in theaters.

Emily Bergl stars in 'The Rage: Carrie 2' (1999), filmed in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Emily Bergl stars in ‘The Rage: Carrie 2’ (1999), filmed in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Of course all that is about to change when the new Carrie, directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) and starring Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass, Let Me In, Dark Shadows) in the title role, arrives in theaters next year.

In addition to Moretz and Moore, the remake also stars Judy Greer (Love and Other Drugs), Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers), and Alex Russell (Chronicle).

You can watch the trailers for director Brian De Palma’s original 1976 Carrie starring Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Help) and John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction) in the player below, as well as The Rage and the 2002 made-for-television remake starring Angela Bettis (Girl Interrupted), and then chime in with your thoughts in the comments!

Are you ready to go back to high school when the new Carrie opens in theaters on March 15, 2013?

A fan-made poster, shared on Facebook by 'Carrie' director Kimberly Peirce.

A fan-made poster, shared on Facebook by ‘Carrie’ director Kimberly Peirce.

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Posted on July 29, 2012, in Movies, NC Talent and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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