Angela Bettis is a scary girl. Or so casting agents seem to think. The young actress, who is currently playing the demonically determined would-be witch in the Broadway revival of The Crucible, has been cast in the witchy, vengeful title role of a new television version of Stephen King's "Carrie."
The new adaptation will air on NBC later this year. Bryan Fuller is writing the script.
Carrie was the subject of a famous flop musical in the early 80s. Recently, PBOL reported that the novel would be turned into a play by Off Broadway's Theatre Couture. If all goes well, Off-Broadway will see a commercial staging starring drag performer Sherry Vine in spring or fall of 2003.
"Carrie," one of King's best known and most enduring works, is about the vengeful adventures of an ostracized teenage girl, tormented at school and at home, who finds she has telekinetic powers.
—By Robert Simonson