Following on from her supporting role in last year’s awards season hit “The Ides of March”, Evan Rachel Wood has been making some clever choices this past year, joining the cast of Justin Long’s indie flick “A Case of You” and then working with Fredrik Bond, Shia LaBeouf and Mads Mikkelson on The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
Now the young actress is attached to star in new road movie, “18 Wheel Butterfly“. Showblitz reports the film is still currently seeking finance but Michael Polish is also in talks to direct the film which is described “as a cross between Thelma and Louise and Smokey and the Bandit” and follows Wood’s “Rainbeaux, a truck driver who must outrace the law, bounty hunters and a pair of fellow truckers after she is accused of a crime she didn’t commit”.
Wood broke out in Catherine Hardwicke’s gritty drama “Thirteen“, for which she garnered a Golden Globes nomination. The actress has since gone on to make a career out of working with acclaimed directors from Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler”) to Woody Allen (“Whatever Works”) and was recently nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for the HBO’s miniseries “Mildred Pierce”.