Hailee Steinfeld is Looking to Tell Her Boyfriend 'Why We Broke Up'

May 23, 2012
Source: Deadline

Hailee Steinfeld / Why We Broke Up

It still bothers me a little that Hailee Steinfeld was nominated for Best Supporting Actress instead of Best Actress in the 2010 remake of True Grit, because she absolutely owned that movie and deserved much more attention for her performance. Still she's done pretty well for herself, trading in cowboy boots for space boots in the upcoming adaptation of Ender's Game and securing the female title role in Romeo and Juliet. Deadline reports that the 15-year-old actress will star in a new comedy called Why We Broke Up, in which she gives her boyfriend a box of random items from their relationship after she dumps him. Read on!

The film is written by Daniel Handler, who also wrote the novel on which it's based along with the Lemony Snicket books a few years back. Why We Broke Up should be a nice move to create some visibility for Steinfeld with younger viewers who may not have seen the R-rated Coen Brothers western, and it'll be interesting to see her shift from the fast-talking, stubborn Mattie Ross and transition into a whirlwind, ultimately heartbreaking, on-screen romance. Like many others, I've only seen her work in True Grit so far, but at such a young age, she's got some time to prove herself as a great up-and-coming actress. Cool?

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hmmmm......i imagine 99.6% of the people coming to this site have 0% interest in this type of movie......but, maybe it's just me.

beevis on May 23, 2012


It's just you... I love hearing what young actors are doing regardless of the project.  It's fun to watch them grow, and the films they decide to be in will eventually make or break their careers.

peloquin on May 23, 2012


well, being interested in what young actors are doing and liking teen romance movies are 2 entirely different things but i respect your opinion. enjoy the teen angst then......i outgrew teen romance movies 30 years ago.

beevis on May 23, 2012


Umm are you mentally challenged or just plain lazy and retarded? True grit was rated pg-13 not R, ya damn Neanderthal. Don't you guys who have editors that would catch such a stupid mistake like that? If not I'm looking for work, I could make sure you don't let such a stupid f~*k up happen again

You need help on May 23, 2012


 yeah..calling your desired future employer retarded is going to help getting the job..

TEH attitude on May 24, 2012

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