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Chlo Moretz incredibly moving in Carrie role

If you were worried that director Kimberly Pierce’s Carrie remake would forgo the emotion of Brian De Palma’s classic in pursuit of modern-day thrills, fear not – according to actress Judy Greer, we’re in for a hell of a ride.

The Californication actress plays Mrs Desjardin in the film, presumably a character similar to Miss Collins in the 1976 film .

She spoke to E! (opens in new tab) about the Carrie reboot, which is shooting at the moment in Toronto, and praised Chloë Grace Moretz for her performance as the titular psychic.

“Chloë’s performance - and this is literal - has brought me to tears on set,” Greer says. “She's made me cry because I find her performance to be incredibly moving. I'm feeling a lot of compassion for her.”

The actress’ praise extended to her director, who she says is making a film that’s “kind of beautiful. It's really totally jarring and creepy but also in a strange way gorgeous.”

It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out, not least because De Palma’s film still holds up today (suits and hair aside). We’ll find out how the Carrie remake measures up when it stalks into cinemas on 12 April 2013.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.