American actress Jodie Foster is being headhunted to star in a
forthcoming remake of the cult classic horror film Carrie.
According to reports, the Silence of the Lambs star is among a
shortlist of actresses who are deemed perfect to play Maragret
White: the religious mother of the film's central character.
The Hours actress Julianne Moore is also being asked to consider
the role, which will be remade by lesbian director Kimberly
Peirce - who also made the critically acclaimed Boys Don't Cry -
has expressed interest in both women, according to U.S. website
Originally made in 1976, Carrie was a film adaptation of the
Stephen King novel.
Both the film and novel detail the experience of an awkward
teenager who possesses telekinetic power which flares up when she
The original - directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy
Spacek - was considered one of the best films of 1976, upon its
release in America.