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Interview: Kimberly Peirce Talks 'Carrie' Sequels, Comedy 'Butch Academy' & Says 'Silent Star' May Come Back

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 12:09 PM
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Kimberly Peirce, Chloë Grace Moretz, Carrie
Filmmaker Kimberley Peirce has never been afraid of a challenge. From her directorial debut "Boys Don't Cry," telling the tragic story of Brandon Teena, to the Iraq war drama "Stop-Loss," Peirce has tackled difficult subject matter head on. But last year's remake of "Carrie" provided the director a different set challenges, foremost of which was re-telling a story that had already been made famous thanks to Brian De Palma's iconic horror film. But bringing her own perspective and insight as a woman, Peirce spun her own version, one she likened to a "superhero origin story."

Kimberly Peirce Reveals Details On Long-Gestating Judd Apatow Project, The Queer Comedy 'Butch Academy'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 4, 2013 9:02 AM
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Last week, we took a moment to celebrate “Boys Don't Cry” director Kimberly Peirce's return to filmmaking with this month's “Carrie” remake, and also an unmade murder mystery project for DreamWorks entitled “Silent Star” that collapsed due to budget woes. In the same NY Times article on Peirce's career a number of other unrealized film were examined, and with a look backwards we received an update from the director on a raunchy sex comedy set up with one of the genre's leading figures.

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