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Kirsten Dunst joins Chloe Moretz in the coming-of-age road drama Hick

11.30.2010

According to The Playlist today after talking to Christian Taylor of Taylor Lane Productions over the weekend, Kirsten Dunst (MELANCHOLIA, ALL GOOD THINGS) is now attached to star opposite Chole Moretz (HUGO CABRET, LET ME IN) in the coming-of-age drama HICK.

The film is an adaption of Andrea Portes' novel of the same name, directed by Martin Scorsese protege Derick Martini (LYMELIFE) and written by Portes herself. It focuses on "a 13-year-old Nebraskan girl and her hard-going life on the road after she runs away from her neglectful parents and home." The Playlist adds that the film would feature a mix of influences like "the sassy sardonic teenage wit of Diablo Cody" as well as "fantasy elements described 'as if Danny Boyle directed 'The Wizard Of Oz'."

HICK is looking to begin production this coming February in New Mexico while a male lead - "a menacing and volatile James Dean-like grifter" is being actively sought (Colin Farrell was previously linked to the part).

Here's the synopsis for the book (via Amazon):

"Young Luli knows losers — her 'aging Brigitte Bardot' mother, Tammy, and her father, Nick, go at each other every night at the Alibi, the watering hole in hometown Palmyra, Neb. Tammy runs away one morning, and Nick soon follows, leaving Luli alone at home with the Smith and Wesson .45 her Uncle Nipper gave her. Pistol in tow, she hitches rides heading west to Vegas. A crooked man named Eddie picks her up briefly before throwing her out of the car. Next comes cocaine-snorting grifter Glenda, who enlists Luli as an accessory to a robbery that goes awry. Glenda takes Luli under her wing. The two cross paths again with Eddie, who rapes Luli and ties her up in a secluded motel. Glenda comes to her rescue, but the confrontation with Eddie ends badly. Luli’s flippant narration makes for a love-it or hate-it read."
Extra Tidbit: I had almost forgotten about MELANCHOLIA, the next Lars von Trier joint, said to be something of a sci-fi disaster film. I'm sure it'll be a very f*cked up film. In a good way!
Source: The Playlist

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10:25PM on 11/30/2010

IS Christen Dirst Still HOT?

SINCE THE LAST SPIDERMAN MOVIE HER AGE IS STARTING TO SHOW. SHE LOOKS OLDER THAN SHE IS
SINCE THE LAST SPIDERMAN MOVIE HER AGE IS STARTING TO SHOW. SHE LOOKS OLDER THAN SHE IS
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1:11PM on 11/30/2010
I'll see anything with Moretz in it because she knows how to pick good movies. For the "James Dean" grifter I suggest James Franco.
I'll see anything with Moretz in it because she knows how to pick good movies. For the "James Dean" grifter I suggest James Franco.
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5:52AM on 11/30/2010
I'm a big fan of Moretz. She took dribble like Kick Ass and Let Me In and elevated it in to worthwhile affairs. I'll see this.
I'm a big fan of Moretz. She took dribble like Kick Ass and Let Me In and elevated it in to worthwhile affairs. I'll see this.
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2:56PM on 11/30/2010
"dribble like Kick Ass and Let Me In"? Seriously dude, do you like anything?
"dribble like Kick Ass and Let Me In"? Seriously dude, do you like anything?
5:57PM on 11/30/2010
I think he likes Chloe Moretz...
I think he likes Chloe Moretz...
5:26AM on 11/30/2010

Yeah!

It makes me happy to see Kirsten working non stop again.

After Spider-man3 her career faded I donīt know why, apart from personal problems that are not my business, but now she has so many interesting projects in the can: All good things, Upside down, Melancholia, On the road and now this.

Sure, she is not the babe of the studios anymore but I think she is making very interesting choices.
It makes me happy to see Kirsten working non stop again.

After Spider-man3 her career faded I donīt know why, apart from personal problems that are not my business, but now she has so many interesting projects in the can: All good things, Upside down, Melancholia, On the road and now this.

Sure, she is not the babe of the studios anymore but I think she is making very interesting choices.
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3:56AM on 11/30/2010
Wait. Theres a lot going on in this article. Firstly, Scorsese has a protege? When did that happen? Also it's going to have "fantasy elements described 'as if Danny Boyle directed 'The Wizard Of Oz'." I am definitely curious. Then the troubling news. "the sassy sardonic teenage wit of Diablo Cody" I'm sorry, making up words like you're some sort of American Cockney doesn't make a great writer. Sometimes it's clever, usually it's just grating.

If Colin Farrell is in it, I'm definitely going
Wait. Theres a lot going on in this article. Firstly, Scorsese has a protege? When did that happen? Also it's going to have "fantasy elements described 'as if Danny Boyle directed 'The Wizard Of Oz'." I am definitely curious. Then the troubling news. "the sassy sardonic teenage wit of Diablo Cody" I'm sorry, making up words like you're some sort of American Cockney doesn't make a great writer. Sometimes it's clever, usually it's just grating.

If Colin Farrell is in it, I'm definitely going to see this. The guy simply can't do any wrong anymore. He hasn't made a bad move since In Bruges (never saw Cassandras Dream, probably should). Anyway, Chloe Moretz is very good as is Kirsten so I'm definitely looking forward to see how this turns out.
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