Don't fuck with the freak. That's the take away for many LGBTs from the venerable tale weaved by Stephen King in his classic 1974 novel Carrie.
The story of a bullied misfit teenager raised by her demented religious zealot mother who wreaks havoc on her abusive classmates has already been turned into a memorable 1976 film, as well as a best-forgotten 2002 remake for television. While many fans of the Brian De Palma-directed original may balk, Boys Don't Cry director Kimberley Peirce revisits the source material for what's already touted as an adaptation more faithful to King's novel. The update will star Chloe Grace Moretz as the title character and Julianne Moore as her fanatic mother Margaret White. With bullied teenagers still a hot button topic and its sterling cast, this new version (due March 15) has potential to tap into the zeitgeist and become a classic in its own right.
Watch the teaser below.