Kimberly Peirce is in talks to direct Carrie
, the remake of the Stephen King thriller.
Peirce is best known for helming another troubled female coming-of-age tragedy, Hilary Swank's Boys Don’t Cry
The novel 'Carrie' was previously turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta and Amy Irving, with Piper Laurie as the repressive mother.
The new script has been written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, whose rewrite work helped save 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' on Broadway. Aguirre-Sacasa says that he set out to write a version of 'Carrie' that is more faithful to the King book, and more grounded than the Brian De Palma film.