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'Carrie' Receives Release Date

Stephen King tale stars Chloe Moretz as telekinetic teenager Carrie White

MGM and Screen Gems' remake of Stephen King's "Carrie" will hit theaters March 15, 2013, according to ComingSoon.Net.

"Let Me In" actress Chloe Moretz steps into the lead role of telekinetic teenager Carrie White, who was played by Sissy Spacek in Brian De Palma's 1976 film "Carrie."

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark") is penning the adaption with director Kimberly Peirce ("Stop-Loss," "Boys Don’t Cry") at the helm.

"I have gone back to the wonderful Stephen King book 'Carrie'," Peirce recently said in a post on Facebook. "I am also modernizing the story as one has to in order to bring any great piece of work written in one era into the next and especially given how very relevant this material is right now.

"Chloe is going deep into character to get this right … sewing her own dresses, spending time in her closet … and so much more."

In 1976, De Palma's ("Scarface," "Dressed to Kill") film adaption was nominated for several Academy Awards, including nods to Spacek and Piper Laurie for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. John Travolta and Amy Irving also starred

The story centers on a shy teenager who is cruelly taunted by her classmates and who decides to unleash her deadly powers during the school's prom.

A 1988 Broadway musical, a 1999 feature film sequel and a 2002 television movie followed.

Moretz currently appears in Tim Burton film "Dark Shadows," which stars Johnny Depp.

"Carrie" was King's first published novel.

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