From siblings to star-crossed lovers! EW reports rising star Ansel Elgort has been offered the male lead in "The Fault in Our Stars" opposite Shailene Woodley - who plays his sister in the currently-filming dystopian adaptation "Divergent."
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“The Sisterhood of Night” has added another member, as Deadline reports “The Chronicles of Narnia” star Georgie Henley has boarded the teen secret society drama, joining “Moonrise Kingdom” star Kara Hayward as well as young actress Morgan Turner, who both signed on last week.
Deadline reports Henley has landed the lead role of Mary in the film, a member of the New Jersey suburban secret society The Sisterhood of Night, which is exposed at the hands of Hayward’s character Emily, the high school’s resident gossip girl. The small suburban town the girls live in is turned upside down as a witch-hunt ensues, with townspeople and the blogosphere trying to discover exactly what goes on in the woods at night. Marilyn Wu scripted the film back in 2007, and Caryn Waechter is on board to direct the film that will deal with the loneliness, tragedy and humor of adolescence all while growing up in the digital age.
Henley, who is still most known for playing youngest sibling Lucy Pevensie in all three “The Chronicles of Narnia” adaptations, recently completed filming on “Perfect Sisters” (formerly “The Class Project”) opposite Abigail Breslin.
One of our favorite break out stars of the year, Kara Hayward has been quiet since “Moonrise Kingdom” premiered at Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim. We called Hayward’s performance “incredible”, and how it often felt like watching a seasoned actress at work. Now Deadline reports that the young thesp has chosen her next project, an adaptation of Steven Millhauser’s short story “The Sisterhood of Night“.
A teen drama, Hayward will star alongside a fellow young actress, Morgan Turner, who co-starred with Robert Pattinson in the melodramatic drama “Remember Me”.
“The Sisterhood of Night” follows Hayward’s character, the local high school’s very own gossip girl who exposes a secret society in her quiet New Jersey town and accuses them of deviant activity. Three young girls are then thrown to the metaphorical wolves, as the town and the blogosphere attempt to uncover what goes on in the woods at night. Dealing with the loneliness, tragedy and humor of adolescence all whilst growing up in the digital age, Marilyn Wu scripted the film back in 2007, and Caryn Waechter is on board to direct.
“The adults are the disappointing [characters] in this one,” claimed Tilda Swinton during this morning’s press conference for “Moonrise Kingdom”, which opened Cannes film festival today. And I’d have to agree, which shows just how strong this film is; Swinton, Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray have all put in superb performances – but stealing the film are two newcomers we won’t forget, Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman.
It’s been five long years since Wes Anderson’s last live action feature film (and three since the fantastic “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, starring puppets) so it’s a welcome relief to lay eyes on the first trailer for “Moonrise Kingdom”, the predictably whimsical, quirky follow-up to 2007′s “The Darjeeling Limited.” Set against muted yellow tones with hints of magical realism in striking, dreamy imagery that are can only have come out of Anderson, a couple of newcomers – Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward – lead the story about two youngsters who fall in love, run away and set off an entire town’s search. Anderson’s usual suspects are present, of course, with Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray on board, but he has also assembled an impressive cast of Anderson neophytes, and I can’t wait to see the likes of Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton and Edward Norton navigate the director’s dreamscape.
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