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Posted On January 10, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Hailee Steinfeld To Lead YA Adaptation ‘Carrie Pilby’

Hailee Steinfeld has found her next big role. The young actress has been tapped as the lead of young adult adaptation “Carrie Pilby,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, based on a novel by Caren Lissner, centers on a 19-year-old genius. Just having received her diploma from Harvard she finds it difficult to make life after college work. Susan Johnson will serve as director of the film while Susan Cartsonis will executive produce. Kara Holden wrote the initial script, with revisions by Dean Craig. Fans of the novel can rejoiceRead More
Hailee Steinfeld is really mastering the art of the revenge thriller. The “True Grit” star will join Sam Worthington in yet another similarly themed tale, “For the Dogs”, according to Deadline. Worthington plays an assassin who gets talked into helping a precocious teenager (Steinfeld) seek revenge on the criminals who murdered her parents and younger brother: “His guidance unleashes events that ultimately stoke her thirst for vengeance while he desperately seeks peace and absolution.” Phillip Noyce will direct. Steinfeld’s also got “Three Days to Kill” and “Barely Lethal” in theRead More
Looks like Oscar nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld is going to have a big year, but she is not slowing down any time soon. Deadline reports the “Ender’s Game” star will headline indie thriller “Barely Lethal”, which is produced by Brett Ratner and will be directed by Kyle Newman. The plot, which seems to put this also into the dark comedy category, revolves around Steinfeld’s Megan, a young girl raised at a boarding school which trains children to be assassins. With expert knowledge in killing people (and “a quirky sense ofRead More
She landed an Oscar nomination for her first Western and now Hailee Steinfeld is ready to head back to the frontier with Deadline reporting the “True Grit” actress has joined the cast of “The Homesman”, which Tommy Lee Jones co-wrote, will direct and star in. Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, James Spader, John Lithgow and Tim Blake Nelson round out the all-star cast. Jones, who co-wrote the script with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver, plays a man who teams up with a pioneer woman (Swank) to transport three insane women acrossRead More
Oscar nominated “True Grit” star Hailee Steinfeld now looks to add a thriller to her already impressive and diverse portfolio, with Deadline reporting the not even 16-year-old actress has landed the lead role in an untitled thriller to be directed by McG and already starring Kevin Costner. Luc Besson and Adi Hasak wrote the script under the title “Three Days to Kill”, which follows Costner as a terminally ill Secret Service agent who attempts to compete one final mission and reconnect with his estranged daughter (Steinfeld) all while taking anRead More
Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfeld and “Shame” star Nicole Beharie will star in gritty Civil War set drama “The Keeping Room”, according to THR. Written by Julia Hart and to be directed by Daniel Barber, the film will follow two sisters and one slave during the dying days of the Civil War who are forced to defend their home from a band of soldiers who have broken off from the Union Army. Filming will begin in March 2013 in North Carolina. Steinfeld is no stranger to Westerns, having made her featureRead More
Now that she’s got an Oscar nom and some serious acting cred under her belt, Hailee Steinfeld is looking to add something a bit lighter to her resume, with Deadline reporting the “True Grit” actress will star in Fox 2000 romantic comedy “Why We Broke Up”, an adaptation of the teen novel by Daniel Handler. Steinfeld will play Min, a high school sophomore who gets caught up in a whirlwind romance with senior classmate Ed. The story picks up two weeks after their break-up, as Min dumps a letter andRead More
After a long break post-Oscar nomination, looks like Hailee Steinfeld is more than ready to get back to work. Just this morning we reported she had signed on to star in horror flick “Dead of Winter” and now it looks like she’ll give music a try. THR reports from Berlin that Steinfeld is in negotiations to join Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo in “Once” director John Carney’s musically-themed relationship drama “Can a Song Save Your Life?” Scarlett stars in the film as an aspiring musician who moves to New YorkRead More
Since her Oscar nominated turn in 2010’s “True Grit”, it seems that Hailee Steinfeld has been picking projects that are taking a while to get off the ground. There was the revisionist Sleeping Beauty tale that she was attached to star in, and then the Paramount adaptation of “Forgotten”, the rights of which the studio bought just for Steinfeld. The young actress then joined two Romeo and Juliet projects – in April 2011 as the lead Juliet in Carlo Carlei’s adaptation (which has just gone into production), and again inRead More
“True Grit” star Hailee Steinfeld’s post-Oscar-nomination career seemed to be unfolding slowly, but she takes a big leap forward now with Variety reporting Steinfeld is now in negotiations to play the female lead role of Petra Arkanian in the highly anticipated adaptation of iconic sci-fi novel “Ender’s Game.” It was made official just yesterday that “Hugo” star Asa Butterfield had been officially locked in for the titular role, after beating out several other young actors. Author Orson Scott Card has been heavily involved in the big screen adaptation of hisRead More