Stephen King’s renowned novel ‘Carrie’ is once again set to hit the big screen, with whispers of a new film adaptation in the pipeline. Rumor has it that Hunter Schafer, star of the hit show ‘Euphoria’, is being considered for the lead role. The supernatural horror tale centers on Carrie White, a high school outcast with telekinetic abilities. Her life takes a tragic turn when a cruel prom prank triggers a telekinetic meltdown.
The project is still in its infancy, with no director currently attached. Details about the production timeline remain under wraps. This would be the fourth cinematic adaptation of King’s 1974 novel. The original 1976 film, directed by Brian De Palma and featuring Sissy Spacek as Carrie, was a critical and commercial triumph. Spacek’s performance even earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, and the film has since achieved cult classic status.
The 1976 film was followed by a 2002 TV movie, with Angela Bettis taking on the role of Carrie and David Carson directing. This version was praised for being a more faithful adaptation of King’s novel. A decade later, in 2013, an official remake hit the screens with Chloë Grace Moretz in the lead role. Directed by Kimberly Peirce, the film received mixed reviews but was a box-office hit.
As of now, Schafer is the only actress being considered for the upcoming film. She made her acting debut in HBO’s teen drama ‘Euphoria’, playing the role of Jules Vaughn, a trans high school student. She also co-wrote an episode and served as a co-executive producer on the show.
Schafer’s upcoming projects include playing Tigris Snow in Francis Lawrence’s dystopian sci-fi film ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’. She also has roles in Tilman Singer’s horror film ‘Cuckoo’, David Lowery’s epic ‘Mother Mary’, and Yorgos Lanthimos’s anthology film ‘And’. Besides her acting prowess, Schafer is also a successful model and a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
King’s debut novel ‘Carrie’ was a hit among readers, with the paperback edition selling a million copies within its first year. The novel is celebrated for its exploration of isolation, the repercussions of bullying, and the devastating effects of uncontrolled emotions, all woven into a spine-chilling narrative of horror and tragedy.