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Chloe Moretz offered lead role in "Carrie" remake

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Chloe Grace Moretz attends the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards With Presenting Sponsor Lacoste held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Chloe Moretz attends the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 21, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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(CBS News) Chloe Moretz is poised to take on the title role in a remake of "Carrie."

According to Deadline, the 15-year-old star of "Hugo" and "Kick Ass" has been offered the lead role in a new version of Brian DePalma's 1976 horror flick, based on Stephen King's novel of the same name.

MGM, Screen Gems and director Kimberly Pierce reportedly made the offer Tuesday. Negotiations are still under way, Deadline reports, but Moretz appears to be excited about the project, sharing the news with her Twitter followers:

Other actresses reportedly considered include Dakota Fanning, Emily Browning, Lily Collins and Shailene Woodley, who turned down an offer for the role last week, according to New York magazine's Vulture blog.

Sissy Spasek played Carrie White, the shy high school student with telepathic powers, in the original "Carrie," while Piper Laurie played her fanatical mother. Both received Oscar nominations for their roles in the film.

Moretz will appear next on the big screen in Tim Burton's adaptation of "Dark Shadows."

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