NBC’S ‘CARRIE’ — THREE-HOUR MOVIE EVENT BASED ON STEPHEN KING’S CLASSIC HORROR NOVEL – WILL BE TELECAST NOV. 4
Broadway Star Angela Bettis Takes on Title Role Backed by Cast Including Emmy Winner Patricia Clarkson, David Keith, Rena Sofer and Emilie de Ravin
BURBANK, Calif. — October 7, 2002 — NBC’s new, three-hour version of “Carrie,” based on Stephen King’s classic horror novel, starring Angela Bettis (“The Crucible,” “Girl Interrupted”) in the title role, will be telecast on Monday, November 4 (8-11 p.m. ET).
King’s chilling tale of a teenaged girl, shunned by her peers, who discovers she has inexplicable telekinetic powers is powerfully adapted for today’s audiences in Bryan Fuller’s riveting three-hour teleplay which includes scenes from the novel that didn’t appear in the original film, making it a more faithful adaptation. State-of-the-art digital effects take the action to a whole new level as Carrie’s fellow high school students torment and mock her – unaware of the frightening forces of revenge boiling within her — waiting to explode.
Bettis garnered critical praise for her role as Abigail, the troublemaking teen, starring opposite Liam Neeson in the Broadway production of “The Crucible.” Her feature credits also include “Girl, Interrupted” and “Bless the Child.” Emmy winner Patricia Clarkson (“Six Feet Under”) stars as Margaret White, Carrie’s mother, whose religious fanaticism has made an outcast of her daughter. Also starring are David Keith (“U-571,” “An Officer and a Gentleman”), Rena Sofer (“Just Shoot Me”), Kandyse McClure (“Just Deal”) and Emilie de Ravin (“Roswell”).
David Carson (“Star Trek: Generations,” “From the Earth to the Moon,” “In His Life: The John Lennon Story”) directs from a script by Bryan Fuller (“Star Trek: Voyager”). Fuller executive produces along with Mark Stern, Pen Densham & John Watson, partners in Trilogy Entertainment Group whose credits include “The Outer Limits,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Magnificent Seven” and “Breaking News.” David Livingston is the producer. The movie event will be distributed by MGM Worldwide Television Distribution.
Digital effects will be provided by Stargate Digital USA whose credits include “CSI,” “Crossing Jordan,” “ER” and “Dead Zone.”
CARRIE (Monday, Nov. 4, 8-11 p.m. ET) — This gritty three-hour remake of the 1976 feature (starring Sissy Spacek) includes scenes from the novel that didn’t appear in the original — which allows for a more faithful adaptation of author Stephen King’s eerie tale of a teenaged girl who is shunned by her peers and discovers she has inexplicable telekinetic powers. Bryan Fuller’s powerful screenplay and state-of-the-art digital effects take the thriller to a new frightening level as Carrie’s (Angela Bettis, “Girl, Interrupted”) fellow high school students torment and mock her — unaware of the frightening forces of revenge boiling within her waiting to explode. Also starring are Emmy Award winner Rena Sofer (NBC’s “Just Shoot Me,” “General Hospital”), David Keith (“Behind Enemy Lines”) and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson (“Six Feet Under,” “The Green Mile”). David Carson (“Star Trek: Generations,” “From Earth to the Moon”) directs from a script by Fuller (“Star Trek: Voyager”). Fuller also is executive producer along with Mark Stern, Pen Densham & John Watson, partners in Trilogy Entertainment Group whose credits include “The Outer Limits,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Magnificent Seven” and “Breaking News.”