Chloe Moretz To Star In Remake Of 'Carrie'

March 27th, 2012 2:23pm EDT

Chloe Moretz Child star Chloe Moretz has landed the leading role in a movie remake of Stephen King's chilling horror tale Carrie.

The Hugo actress, 15, will portray possessed teenager Carrie White in the supernatural film, taking on the part made famous by a young Sissy Spacek in director Brian De Palma's classic 1976 adaptation.

Filmmaker Kim Pierce will direct the new project and Moretz is thrilled at the prospect of bringing Carrie to a new generation.

In a post on Tuesday, she writes, "Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!"

Author King's bestselling novel was also turned into a TV movie in 2002.

Related: Brian De Palma, Carrie, Chloe Moretz, Hugo, Sissy Spacek, Stephen King, Celebrity, Movies, Successful Celebrities, Twitter, Casting

Photo Credits: PR Photos , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Previous: Jeff Goldblum Gets Engaged In Hawaii

Next: You Won't Believe What Type Of Hair Was Used For Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' Beard

More on Chloe Moretz