Alex Russell and Ansel Elgort to Star in Carrie Remake

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Chronicle star Alex Russell and stage actor Ansel Elgort are the latest to join the upcoming remake of the Carrie, Collider have reported this week.

Carrie, an adaptation of Stephen King’s 1974 novel that was original released in 1976 by Brian De Palma, is set to be remade by director Kimberly Peirce with screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and is to be released sometime next year.

With Chloe Grace Moretz taking the lead, the film follows high-schooler Carrie White who, after being pushed too far by her classmates and mother, unleashes telekinetic hell.

Elgort, who will be making his big-screen debut, will be playing a friend who takes Carrie to the prom, while Russell will play a bully who ridicules the troubled protagonist.

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