Chloe Moretz Lands Lead Role as Carrie in Reboot of Horror Classic

Chloe Grace Moretz arrives at the17th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Chloe Moretz may only be 15 years old, but she’s got quite an impressive acting resume!

She’ll soon add another title to the list, as Deadline reports she’s been offered the titular role in the latest adaptation of Carrie. “I’ve never been so happy in my life!” Moretz tweeted Tuesday. “Thank you Kim Peirce and thank you MGM for the chance of a lifetime I will never forget!”

Moretz and her older brother Trevor, who serves as her acting coach, “are flipping out,” she added. Prior to being cast, Dakota Fanning, 18, and Lily Collins, 23, were reportedly being considered for the role.

Sissy Spacek in “Carrie” Everett Collection

Peirce’s film is not considered a remake of the 1976 Brian De Palma classic starring Sissy Spacek, but a new adaptation of the Stephen King novel. His 1974 tale is about a high school student who uses her telekinetic powers to seek revenge on cruel classmates and her Christian fundamentalist mother.

Moretz, who next appears alongside Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in Dark Shadows, has been a critical darling since her role in 2005’s The Amityville Horror. Her other TV and film roles include Kick-Ass, (500) Days Of Summer, Let Me In, 30 Rock and Hugo.

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