The actress who plays Carrie in the upcoming remake will determine its success. There’s no too ways about it. We have to buy this girl’s trauma, sympathize with her plight and be on her side by the end- otherwise there is nothing.
Which is why it’s scary to even think of Megan Fox in the role. But according to Movieweb, Fox is trying her best to get into it. According to a close source-
“Megan is a huge fan of the original and would love the chance to play the lead. She’s 25 now, but she’s sure she could still do justice to teenage Carrie. She’s told her people to make it happen.”
She’s apparently trying to get some real acting roles, but the problem is that she’s never shown that she can act. Not a bit.
Fox’s age is a cheap shot in this headline, of course. Sissy Spacek was actually older (26 or 27) when Carrie was made, but then of course, she looked the part. A shy, mousy girl is needed for this role, and Fox is absolutely wrong for it. Can’t think of too many premenstrual girls with surgically enhanced boobs.
Of course, there’s no real reason for the remake to exist in the first place. Even Stephen King thinks the remake is pointless, as he wrote in Entertainment Weekly recently.
“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. I guess I could get behind it if they turned the project over to one of the Davids: Lynch or Cronenberg.”
More on this horrifying film as we hear it.