26 March 2012 4:07 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now that Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) is set in the director’s chair, producers are working to cast the lead in the MGM/Screen Gems remake of Carrie. Vulture reports that a number of actresses have been shortlisted for the part (including Dakota Fanning and Lily Collins) but Chloe Moretz and Haley Bennett (Marley and Me) are apparently the top two candidates. The remake is said to be more faithful to Stephen King’s source material than Brian De Palma’s 1976 film adaptation, and apparently The Descendants star Shailene Woodley has already passed on the lead role. Hit the jump for more on the new Carrie. Bennett hasn’t toplined a film herself yet, but she’s been cast in one of two Terrence Malick films set to shoot this year (Lawless). I’m a huge fan of Moretz and think she’s one of the great young talents working at the moment, »


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