We haven’t seen much of Hailee Steinfeld on our screens since her 2011 Oscar nomination for “True Grit”, but 2013 might just be the year Steinfeld is back on our radars, with several planned releases and news from THR that Steinfeld will star opposite Kristin Wiig in an adaptation of Alice Munro’s short stories “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage”.
To be directed by Liza Johnson and titled “Hateship, Friendship“, the film follows Wiig’s character, a nanny hired to care for Steinfeld’s wild teenage girl who has recently lost her mother. The girl sets up a fake romance between the nanny and her father (to be played by Guy Pearce) using email correspondence. Nick Nolte will also star as the grandfather.
Filming will begin shooting next week in New Orleans, from a script by Mark Poirier.
Many of Steinfeld’s other projects are in post-production gearing up for 2013 release dates, and it’s interesting to see such a wide variety of genres. Sci-fi adaptation “Enders Games” is set in a futuristic world where the human race has been all but wiped out by a race of bug-like aliens called Formics, causing the government to recruit the best and brightest children to be trained in the art of war through a series of games. Also starring Asa Butterfield, Abigial Breslin and Viola Davis, “Enders Games” is possibly hoping to be an awards contender, with a November 2013 release planned.
Steinfeld also stars in a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s iconic love story “Romeo and Juliet”, which wrapped filming earlier this year and co-stars Douglas Booth, and we’ll get to see Steinfeld’s musical ability in John Carney’s musically-themed relationship drama “Can a Song Save Your Life?” which is currently awaiting a release date.