Sacha Gervasi to Direct 'November Criminals' Starring Chloe Moretz
Later this month, Chloe Moretz gets revenge on high school in the remake of Carrie, and the young actress has lined up another intriguing role for her future slate. The Wrap has word that Moretz will star in November Criminals, an adaptation of Sam Munson's novel of the same name, and Hitchock director Sacha Gervasi is on board to be at the helm of the film for Indian Paintbrush, and he's already rewritten the script. Moretz isn't the main character (casting is still underway for that role), but she does have the lead female in the film with an initial draft from Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight. So what's the story?
Here's the official synopsis of the book:
For a high school senior Addison Schacht has a lot of preoccupations, like selling drugs to his classmates, getting into college, and his complicated relationship with his best friend (NOT his girlfriend) Digger. And he's just added another to the list: the murder of his classmate Kevin Broadus, and his own obsessive plan to investigate the death. When presented with an essay question on his application to the University of Chicago--What are your best and worst qualities?--Addison finds himself provoked into giving his final, unapologetic say about all of the above and more, and the thrilling result is an unforgettable trip through the Washington, D.C. teenage underworld.
We don't really get a sense of what Moretz's role will be in the film, but her character is named Phoebe. We'll have to wait and see who will land the lead role, which the trade says is "hotly-contested." Either way, Moretz is a fine addition to any cast, and she's not showing any signs of slowing down. We'll see her with Denzel Washington in The Equalizer and Lynn Shelton's forthcoming film Laggies. As for her starring role in Carrie, we'll see if the film surrounding her performance works as anything more than updated horror nostalgia for a new generation of viewers.
Her star is rising. But hopefully she outgrows her baby face.
cobrazombie on Oct 10, 2013
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