After speaking with their sources, the site says that the project is still very early in its development process, and that a script has yet to be written. Additionally, it’s being reported that the story’s central character, Carrie White, will likely be played by either a trans performer or an actress of color for its next iteration. FX was unable to be reached for comment about the specifics, nor did MGM Television respond to inquires about the supposed project.
Stephen King‘s classic tale has been adapted several times, though no version was more beloved by horror fans than Brian De Palma‘s 1976 original starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, and a baby-faced John Travolta. Most recently, a remake of the tragic tale of terror was released starring Chloë Grace Moretz in the title role, with Julianne Moore playing the young woman’s God-fearing and abusive mother.
Personally, I’d like to see SENSE8 actress Jamie Clayton in the role of Carrie, though FX and MGM Television might want someone younger for the role, should they choose to cast a trans performer for the part. It stands to reason that casting a trans actor in the lead role would change the story considerably, and seeing as how Carrie has already been presented several times before, it would behoove the studio to develop something truly different the next time around.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for any confirmations or further developments related to this rumor. In the meantime, do you think that with the current King renaissance that we’re clearly living in that a reboot of CARRIE is a good idea? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.