'Boys Don't Cry' Director Kimberly Peirce In Talks to Direct 'Carrie' Remake

Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce is on board to direct a remake of the prom from hell story Carrie, based on Stephen King’s supernatural thriller.
By: Tracy E. Gilchrist
January 04 2012 5:55 PM

Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce is in talks to direct a remake of the prom from hell story Carrie, based on Stephen King’s supernatural thriller, according to Deadline.

Out director Peirce garnered critical acclaim with her 1998 film Boys Don't Cry about trans teen Brandon Teena, who was murdered in rural Nebraska in the 90s.  The film earned Hilary Swank an Oscar for her portrayal of Teena, and Peirce was honored as Best Debut Director from the National Board of Review and Best New Filmmaker from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Brian DePalma directed the first film incarnation of Carrie in 1976. The now classic about a high school aged pariah with telekinetic powers starred Sissy Spacek in the titular role, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley and Piper Laurie.

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has already penned the script for the Carrie remake, which hews closer to King's novel, according to Deadline.

Peirce’s last feature was 2008’s Stop Loss about soldiers in the aftermath of fighting in Iraq. The film starred Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum and Abbie Cornish.

Now that Peirce has signed on to direct, it’s time to cast the lead! How about Emma Stone or Jessica Chastain in the lead? Although they might be a tad beyond high school prom age.

Image via Getty.

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