Kimberly Peirce has been hired to direct a remake Stephen King‘s Carrie. Peirce made her name with the 1999 indie film Boys Don’t Cry which featured an Oscar-winning performance from Hilary Swank.
This summer, MGM and Screen Gems announced that they hired Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, a playwright who was recently brought onto the troubled Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, to pen the new script based on King’s first published work. Aguirre-Sacasa also writes comics for Marvel including their graphic representation of Stephen King’s The Stand, so he’s certainly familiar with King’s work. He worked on several seasons of HBO’s Big Love, but his will be his first screenplay. Deadline reports that Aguirre-Sacasa’s take is “more faithful to the King book, and more grounded than the Brian De Palma-directed film.” This story definitely seems more within Peirce’s best abilities.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson