Kirsten Dunst Cast in Derick Martini's 'Hick' with Chloe Moretz
How about some Kirsten Dunst news to end the day? The Playlist is exclusively reporting that the actress has been cast in a new indie project called Hick that Lymelife director Derick Martini will helm. Chloe Moretz is also set to star in the adaptation of Andrea Portes' novel as a 13-year-old Nebraska girl, who gets more than she bargained for when she runs away to Las Vegas. Dunst will play Glenda, a hard-living grifter who takes the Luli in off the road. In other news, first look photos of Dunst in Carlos Cuarón's The Second Bakery Attack recently arrived online (one photo below), so check them out if you're a Dunst fan. Read on!
Producer Christian Taylor, of Taylor Lane Productions, spoke with The Playlist about what we can expect. Their influences for Hick are Terrence Malick's Badlands and Peter Bogdanovich‘s Paper Moon and they'll have a soundtrack that heavily features '80s songs. The film will be "akin to the young roles Jodi Foster took in her teenage years," complete with some "sensitive" scenes, but apparently it "could be an awards vehicle for Moretz if all goes well." I've been a follower of Derick Martini since seeing his feature film Lymelife and I've been looking forward to the projects he's got coming up, which also includes I Am My Family's Secret.
As for The Second Bakery Attack (see below), it's a short film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's 1985 short story that Carlos Cuarón, brother of director Alfonso Cuarón, has directed. There's even a poster available and more info (on The Playlist) for the film, and we've included one of the first look photos revealed below.