Poor Carrie White had a rough go in Brian DePalma’s 1976 classic film and the Stephen King novel it was based on: Her mom was a religious whack-job, her school was full of hormone-addled monsters, her teachers were ineffective to say the least. It was bad times. Then prom happened and poop really hit the fans.
Despite enduring all of that, plus an awful sequel in 1999 and a just-OK made-for-TV remake in 2002, Carrie has never faced anything quite like this.
Lindsay Lohan is being considered to star in an upcoming big screen remake. You heard me. Lindsay Lohan. Shudder.
Despite not being age appropriate for a high-schooler in any way, shape or form, there’s also the fact that she is a useless actress.
The rumor was started by none other than King himself, who told EW: “I’ve heard rumblings about a Carrie remake… Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White, hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast.”
Please, no. Just watch “I Know Who Killed Me.” That’ll set everyone straight.
Also circling the project? The vastly more talented and age-appropriate Hailee Steinfeld of “True Grit” fame.
According to Deadline.com, Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don't Cry”) is being considered to direct the new version, with a script already written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
This whole thing sounds like a disaster.
Source: Daily Mail