Megan Fox has expressed a desire to star as the title character in Stephen King’s classic high school horror drama “Carrie.” The remake, which would be the second, has many young Hollywood hopefuls screaming for the role. This wouldn’t be Fox’s first venture into the horror genre. In 2009, she starred in Diablo Cody’s “Jennifer’s Body.” People say Fox is thrilled at having a chance to play the part of Carrie White. “Megan Fox is a huge fan of the original and would love the chance to play the lead. She’s 25 now but she’s sure she could still do justice to teenage Carrie. She’s told her people to make it happen.”
A source last month said, “Megan is desperate to get away from her Transformers image and move on with her acting career. She wants to move on to more serious roles.”
Fox isn’t alone. MGM and Screen Gems who are producing the remake are scrutinizing Lindsay Lohan for the part. The big endorsement came from “Carrie” creator and novelist Stephen King.
Stephen King made mention of Lindsay Lohan starring in the remake of Carrie, and sources tell TMZ that the trouble-lovin’ trainwreck would love to land the gig. This is an obvious statement, given that Lohan is an insurance nightmare for studios.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, King said, “I’ve heard rumblings about a Carrie remake … Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White, hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast.” Lohan was “stoked” when she heard that the scary-mary author mentioned her name, and said that working with King “would be epic.”
A remake of “Carrie” did come out in 2002 as a pilot for a horror television series. However, as a result of poor ratings, the TV series was never made. It starred Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, and Kandyse McClure. David Carson directed it.
The original 1976 “Carrie” film starred Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, and Amy Irving. Brian De Palma directed this groundbreaking classic horror film.
The new version of “Carrie” will have Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa write the script. He is best known for writing the troubled Broadway show “Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark.”
So, Nuke the Fridge fans, who do you think should be cast in the role of Carrie White? Will it be Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan, or someone completely different? Tell us!
Sources: Showbizspy, IMDb, socialitelife, TMZ