Julianne Moore has spoken about the important message to society in her upcoming re-boot of Carrie.

The star plays Carrie’s domineering mother in the film and she spoke to Wenn about how Chloe Grace Moretz’s portrayal of the title character will highlight issues facing marginalised and lonely kids.

She said, “The character of Carrie was based on two girls Stephen King had gone to high school with; both of whom were extremely isolated and marginalised by everyone at school - one by extreme poverty and the other by her parent's extreme religious views. He combined them and came up with the idea of Carrie. They both died in their 20s of different causes.

"The story is really what the cost of that social isolation is; when you do marginalise people what are the consequences?

"The book is about the cause of social isolation and the rage that ensues from that. I don't want to minimise what happened in Newtown but that was a boy who was extremely socially isolated. He spent a lot of time alone. I think there are real dangers to people being left out."

The Newtown tragedy happened last December in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and saw a lone gunman kill 20 students before turning his gun on himself.

Moore added that she tells her children to be sure to include everyone and not leave anybody out, “I always say, 'Make sure that no one is sitting alone. Pay attention to people by themselves. No one should have to go through that. Everyone wants to feel included and make an effort in that direction'. They're both very friendly and they do do that."