In Brian De Palma's 1976 High School Gore-a-torium "Carrie," the telekinetic title teen was comforted by her sympathetic gym teacher Miss Collins in an "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" moment ... and tormented with a bucket o' pig's blood by classmate Chris Hargensen.
Since that worked out so well last time, Deadline reports they've gone ahead and recast those roles with fresh meat in the form of Judy Greer as Collins and Portia Doubleday as the antagonist that makes Chloe Moretz's Carrie White see red.
Greer has been working steadily as a character actress for a while but got a big boost last year with high profile co-starring roles in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" and "The Descendants," the latter of which had her sharing some brilliant scenes opposite George Clooney. Doubleday is most recognizable as the object of Michael Cera's schizo affections in the teen comedy, "Youth in Revolt."
Collins was originally played by Betty Buckley in the '76 film, while De Palma's then-wife Nancy Allen portrayed Hargensen.
The new revamp pits Moretz against her nasty classmates and a relentlessly unstable mom to be played with religious fervor by Julianne Moore, with only her rage-induced telekinetic powers to turn to. Personally, we think she overdid it slightly; if she'd just levitated a pencil or an apple instead of killing everyone at the Senior Prom, she probably would have been pretty popular ... but where's the fun in that, right?