Another take on Stephen King’s Carrie could be on the way

Hunter Schafer, rumoured to be the star of a new Carrie adaptation.
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A decade after the last reimagining, rumours are swirling that another take on Stephen King’s Carrie is being planned, with Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer attached for the lead.

Stash this one firmly within the realm of rumour, but The Cinemaholic is claiming that another remake of Carrie – again adapted from Stephen King’s prom night horror novel – is being planned. The best-selling book has already spawned three adaptations, beginning with Brian De Palma’s admired 1974 take that featured Sissy Spacek as the titular teenager. That version remains a cult classic to this day. Then a decade ago we got Kimberly Pierce’s version, starring Chloë Grace Moretz as the shy young girl who unleashes telekinetic horrors on her small town after a high school prom party goes spectacularly wrong. Somewhere in between, there was also a lesser-seen 2002 movie that was made for US TV. Oh, and there was also The Rage: Carrie 2 from 1999. We’ll gloss over that one.

Not too much is known about what another adaptation might bring, with the outlet stating that the project is in the early stages of development with no director yet attached. The site does state that Euphoria's Hunter Schafer is attached to the lead role though. Schafer is set to become a more visible figure to audiences in the coming months, beginning with a role as Tigris Snow in The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes. 

The young actor has also worked with some exciting directors of late, including featuring in David Lowery’s epic upcoming film, Mother Mary, and Yorgos Lanthimos’s anthology film, And. All three of those films are currently in some stage of post-production and mean that Schafer could rocket to greater prominence should they be warmly received. If this Carrie rumour does prove to hold up, it looks like Schafer’s services are already in demand for future projects as a lead actor too. We’ll bring you more updates on this one when we hear anything else.

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