Comic writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa — who has written for Big Love, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and worked on the graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand — is penning the script for a remake of 1976 horror film Carrie. For those unfamiliar with the story, the trailer above gives most of it away: Carrie is a weird and mercilessly bullied high school girl who discovers she has telekinetic powers and gets violent revenge on her torturers. There haven't been any details, as far as casting or directors, but let's throw out some suggestions, shall we?
Speaking of relentlessly mocked young women! El-el might feel like she's beyond playing highschoolers, but she could probably do distressed/creepy/vengeful quite well. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King says: "I've heard rumblings about a Carrie remake, as I have about The Stand and It. Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not Casablanca, or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book. Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing. Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White… hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast." One vote for Lindsay! King also says: "I guess I could get behind it if they turned the project over to one of the Davids: Lynch or Cronenberg."
Graham plays teen witch Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries, and could add a new dimension to the character: What if Carrie White is black? What if that's part of the reason she gets bullied? A talented director could use subtext to take a look at a "post-racial" America.
At 14, Steinfeld is a little young to play Carrie, but in True Grit, she proved she has the intensity that would be required to pull off a high-quality horror flick.
The Irish actress was downright terrifying in Hanna. A freak like Carrie would be a piece of cake.
Obviously, the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race was born to play the part. Actually, if Carrie is Cary, a gay teenage boy teased because he loves to dress up like a woman, well, that would really be some 21st century filmmaking. Maybe Chris Colfer can audition?