One of the funniest and cunning performers working today, Judy Greer is still a relative unknown. Thanks to her ability to slip into every role, she’s carved out a niche as being the perfect supporting actress, never making that big leap to leading lady status. Hopefully that’ll begin to change with her recent string of high profile roles — after knocking it out of the park in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Descendants and keeping things interesting on Two and a Half Men, CinemaBlend reports that Greer is set to join the upcoming remake of Carrie, where she’ll play the nurturing high school gym teacher Miss Desjardin. And Carrie needs nurturing — she is a bit demonic, after all.
Greer joins an already killer cast including Chloe Moretz as the titular teen and Julianne Moore, as her unhinged mother. Also set to appear in the Stephen King adaptation is actress Portia Doubleday, who appeared in the little-seen (but quite hilarious) Michael Cera comedy Youth in Revolt. Doubleday will play Chris Hargensen, Carrie’s mentally-abusive classmate who pushes the troubled gal over the edge. The recognizable horror title should help give both of these actresses a deserved career boost — or perhaps they’ll continue being amazing supporting performers. Either way, there presence in Carrie gives the skepticism-worthy project another bump up in the talent department.
Directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), Carrie will shoot this summer for release on March 15, 2013.
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