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Exclusive: Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce, director of this year’s Carrie reboot, has signed a first-look deal with ABC Studios. Under the pact, Peirce will direct and produce scripted television projects for network and cable. She may also direct ABC Studios pilots from other producers during the upcoming network pilot season. It would make the pilot directing debut of Peirce, whose only previous TV gig was directing an episode of Showtime’s The L Word. Peirce, repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman, burst onto the scene with her first feature, the 1999 Boys Don’t Cry, which she co-wrote and directed. Peirce also wrote and directed the 2008 feature Stop-Loss. Related: Kimberly Peirce Remembers ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ For Matthew Shepard Docu »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The time has come for the release of Carrie, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianna Moore, on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD. If this is on the wish list of you or someone one you know, you’ll be able to get more ordering information at a link following the press release. Read on for all the info and special features.
You Will Know Her Name Carrie Chloë Grace Moretz and Academy Award®-nominee* Julianne Moore Star in the Terrifying Horror Thriller Arriving on Digital HD™ January 3 and Blu-ray and DVD January 14 Featuring the Director’s Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending Too Shocking for Theaters!
Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2013) – Fear her power! Unleash the telekinetic horror when Carrie debuts on Digital HD January 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD January 14 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An exhilarating reimagining of Stephen King’s iconic best-seller from director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, »
- Jess Orso
Carrie is hitting on January 14th on Blu-Ray, and apart from everything else that comes with that notion to mark on your calendar, it has an alternate ending… that’s too shocking for theaters!
Odd as it may sound (especially if you caught our podcast review), this is one commentary track that I’m really interested in checking out.
Get all the information about the release below, including the full list of special features.
You Will Know Her Name
Featuring the Director’s Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending Too Shocking for Theaters!
Press Release and Blu-Ray Features
Fear her power! Unleash the telekinetic horror when Carrie debuts on Digital HD January 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD January 14 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An »
- Marc Eastman
Just a few short months after failing to scare up big numbers at the box office, or convince many fans that it wasn't totally pointless, Kimberly Peirce's remake of Carrie (review) is headed home. Wipe the pig's blood from your eyes and read on for all the details!
From the Press Release
Fear her power! Unleash the telekinetic horror when Carrie debuts on Digital HD January 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD January 14 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An exhilarating reimagining of Stephen King’s iconic best-seller from director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), this tale of small town terror stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass 2, Dark Shadows) and Julianne Moore (Don Jon, Game Change).
- John Squires
It has been announced that we’ll see a Carrie Blu-ray / DVD release on January 14th and we’ve been provided with official release details, including the list of bonus features and details on an alternate ending:
“Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2013) – Fear her power! Unleash the telekinetic horror when Carrie debuts on Digital HD January 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD January 14 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An exhilarating reimagining of Stephen King’s iconic best-seller from director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), this tale of small town terror stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass 2, Dark Shadows) and Julianne Moore (Don Jon, Game Change).
Carrie is a 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 »
- Jonathan James
With just two previous productions to her name across the past 14 years (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), director Kimberly Peirce’s latest endeavour is the somewhat contentious decision to adapt Stephen King’s renowned novel Carrie. Though it should be taken into account that this feature is a mere adaptation as opposed to a remake, given the iconic status of Brian De Palma’s cult favourite, 1976 offering, the validity of this entire reimagining comes with some justifiably raised eyebrows.
The title role is taken on by Chloë Grace Moretz, as a young girl ostracised by her peers at school and bullied for her unique and peculiar personality, certainly not helped along by her deranged upbringing, where she shares a damaged relationship with her spiritual mother Margaret (Julianne Moore). When an incident in the changing rooms after gym class – involving bullies Sue (Gabriella Wilde) and Chris (Portia Doubleday) – turns the school on Carrie’s side, »
- Stefan Pape
I’m struck by the perversity of a story four decades old about religious misogyny and basic feminism and the perniciousness of bullying that still feels fresh and relevant… I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): wondering why this movie needed to be remade
I have read the source material (and I like it)
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The first question to ask is this: Why? Why remake a classic film from a 40-year-old novel? I wondered about that from the moment I first heard we were getting Carrie again… and particularly why director Kimberly Peirce (Stop-Loss) would be interested in this. And now that I’ve finally seen it, the thing I’m most struck by is the perversity of how a story from four decades back about religious misogyny and the necessity of the most basic form of feminism »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Christian's romantic adversary has arrived. "How to Make It In America" star Victor Rasuk, whose big-screen credits include "Stop-Loss" and "Raising Victor Vargas," has been cast as Jose in Universal/Focus Features' "Fifty Shades of Grey" adaptation, according to Deadline. In the book, Jose is a classmate of Anastasia (Dakota Johnson), the lead protagonist who falls into a dominant-submissive sexual relationship with wealthy businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan, stepping in for previous male lead Charlie Hunnam). Jose's amorous feelings for the young woman ultimately lead him to vie with Christian for Anastasia's affections. Also starring Luke Grimes and Jennifer Ehle, "Fifty Shades »
- HitFix Staff
The film is set to start shooting on October 28.
Jenny’S Wedding revolves around Jenny (Heigl) who causes a massive sea-change in the lives of her closely knit, highly conventional family when she finally decides to marry. A pretty and engaging woman, everyone is baffled by Jenny’s lack of a love-life, and her parents (Wilkinson, Emond) particularly have been anxious for her to settle down, but when the announcement comes that she is finally going to wed, her choice of partner tears the family apart. In order to reconnect, everyone including Jenny, must reinvent themselves.
- Michelle McCue
Pam Abdy has left Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films and has joined New Regency as president of production. Abdy is a respected executive who also made waves as president of Jersey Films when the company produced Zach Braff’s directorial debut Garden State. Photos: 25 of Fall's Most Anticipated Movies She then segued to Paramount where, as executive vice president of development and production, she oversaw films including Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, Kimberly Peirce’s Stop-Loss, Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Babel and Mark Waters’ Mean Girls. Since 2008 she’s been at Bluegrass, where she oversaw the production of
- Borys Kit
Update: That was quick. New Regency has confirmed the Abdy deal. Release is below the original break. Exclusive: I’m hearing that Pam Abdy, president of Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass, will be moving shortly to become president of production at New Regency under CEO Brad Weston. I’m trying to confirm. Stay tuned. She worked with Weston when he ran Paramount. Pam Abdy has been named president of production for New Regency, it was announced today by Brad Weston, the company’s president and chief executive officer. Her appointment is effective immediately. Abdy joins New Regency from Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films where she served as president, overseeing and producing films such as Identity Thief and the upcoming 47 Ronin, Endless Love and Kill The Messenger, which she executive produced. Prior to joining Bluegrass, she served as executive vice president of development and production at Paramount, where she oversaw films including Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
In a span of 14 years writer-director Kimberly Peirce has only made 3 films. She hit the scene in a big way with 1999′s Boy’s Don’t Cry, and she didn’t follow that picture up until 2008′s Stop-Loss. In that nine year gap Peirce struggled getting projects off the ground. Being a writer/director who focuses on personal stories is never going to make life easy. She’s now returned with her first adaptation, Carrie. Her remake of the 1976 film is notably different. Structurally it’s reminiscent, but Peirce’s interpretation has a warmth that wasn’t a part of Brian De Palma‘s project. There’s a more humanistic approach to Carrie’s relationship with her mother, which was a key ingredient to Peirce’s motivation to taking on the project. Here’s what Kimberly Peirce had to say about the film, telling personal stories in a commercial system and more. What »
- Jack Giroux
Why another Carrie movie? Director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry, Stop-Loss) and the new Carrie's stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore talk about what sets their version apart from the original, adapting a Stephen King story, and making sure that iconic prom scene (in all its bloody glory) leaves up to what Brian De Palma put on film way back in 1976:
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It’s a shame that Kimberly Peirce has only made three feature films in 14 years. Boys Don’t Cry was a stunner of a debut, announcing a bold new talent to keep tabs on. Stop-Loss wasn’t quite as strong but it was still absolutely powerful enough to make her a sophomore with a bright future. For whatever reason, that future dimmed, but with Carrie coming out this weekend, it hopefully puts Peirce back on track to be artistically in our lives far more often. After all, it was her name that provided a much-needed legitimacy to a remake no one was asking for (of a De Palma film no less) and the optimism that the story could tackle difficult interpersonal drama underneath all the blood-drenched screaming. It’s fantastic to have her back, so here’s a bit of free film school (for fans and filmmakers alike) from a director who has been away too long »
- Scott Beggs
This remake of Stephen King's Carrie is so familiar and without surprise that whether you've read the book, seen Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation, know the plot line or have only seen the trailer there's hardly a second you won't be expecting. Only once in the film's 100-minute running time do I remember something that actually made me take notice, otherwise this is the remake equivalent of a child's coloring book with a director that didn't want to color outside the lines. Set in Chamberlain, Maine, the story follows a young girl, let's call her Carrie (Chloe Moretz), who's a bit weird thanks to a sheltered upbringing. She's able to go about her high school days largely unnoticed until she begins her menstrual cycle in the gym shower and thanks to her mother (Julianne Moore) not preparing her for her transition into womanhood Carrie thinks she's dying. Her classmates throw tampons at her, »
- Brad Brevet
Sometimes being a teenage girl is a real hassle. Just ask Carrie White, the poor protagonist of Stephen King's horror novel "Carrie." The telekinetic misfit is tortured by the other girls and abused by her fanatically religious mom at home, but the final straw is when she's crowned Prom Queen as a joke and then liberally doused with pig's blood. Once the plasma hits the floor, Carrie unleashes her mental powers on those present and manages to wipe out everyone at the prom (and then some).
Sissy Spacek snagged an Oscar nomination for her performance as the meek teen in Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation, as did Piper Laurie for her properly banana portrayal of Carrie's mom. In October, we'll get a gander at a whole new "Carrie," directed by Kimberly Peirce ("Stop-Loss," "Boys Don't Cry") with Chloe Moretz in the title role and Julianne Moore as her manic mama. »
- Jenni Miller
A new clip from Screen Gems and MGM's Carrie remake has come online and can be watched below. The October 18 release stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.
Directed by Kimberly Peirce (Stop-Loss, Boys Don't Cry), Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
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A new clip from Screen Gems and MGM's Carrie remake has come online and can be watched below. The October 18 release stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort. Directed by Kimberly Peirce ( Stop-Loss , Boys Don't Cry ), Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. »
Taking on a classic is a gutsy move, even for an award-winning filmmaker. And when director Kimberly Peirce signed on to re-imagine Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie," about a teenage girl with telekinetic powers hellbent on revenge, she knew she had some sky-high expectations to meet.
"I'd make a joke and say, 'I didn't give a f*ck,' but of course I felt pressure!" she told us recently while doing press for "Carrie." "But I think pressure is good."
All that pressure had Peirce thinking long and hard about what it would mean to sign on to a project of this scale, with its history and existing fan base. Having made just one film, 2008's "Stop-Loss," since her 1999 directorial debut, "Boys Don't Cry," it's clear, as a filmmaker, she doesn't make decisions lightly.
"I walked into this feeling a huge responsibility, much like I did with 'Boys Don't Cry »
- Tim Hayne
Carrie is many things: a thriller, a coming-of-age horror show, a metaphor for the potential destructiveness of powerful women, the name of our protagonist, and, according to director Kimberly Peirce, a superhero origin story.
Few probably saw that aspect in Stephen King's 1974 novel about a teen outcast with telekinetic powers and a religious fanatic for a mom, or why Peirce, the woman behind powerful true story Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Iraq war film Stop-Loss (2008), would necessarily be directing a horror remake, but Peirce found the answers to both in the book that started it all.
"What was interesting to me was, I picked up the book and I read it cover to cover and I understood immediately why one would remake it. The King book is incredibly well-written, it's classically structured, these are amazing characters and it's more relevant today than it was earlier," offers Peirce about her remake, »
- Andrea Miller
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