According to Deadline, Julianne Moore has signed on to the upcoming horror film. She'll play Carrie's nutso mom, Margaret White. (The role was originally portrayed by actress Piper Laurie, whose performance got her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nod.) Joining Moore will be Gabriella Wilde, who'll play popular girl and fellow Carrie classmate Sue Snell.
The film follows high-school outcast Carrie (Chloe Grace Moretz, taking over for Sissy Spacek), who's tormented constantly by both her peers and her fundamentalist mother, Margaret. However, Carrie soon discovers that she has telekinetic powers whenever she becomes angry.
The "Carrie" remake will be directed by Kimberly Peirce, best known for her work in the 1999 film, "Boys Don't Cry."