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True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld to tell you Why We Broke Up

May. 23, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld has justifiably been called the best part of TRUE GRIT this side of Jeff Bridges' badassery, and after taking her talents to the currently filming adaptation of ENDER'S GAME as well as another version of ROMEO AND JULIET she has moved on to a third adaptation entitled WHY WE BROKE UP.

Written by Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, the book was published towards the end of 2011 and deals with the story of "Min, a high school sophomore and cinephile who enjoys hanging out with friends at her favorite coffee shop. She falls hard for Ed, a senior and captain of the basketball team, and gets caught up in their whirlwind romance. The film unfolds a couple of weeks after the break-up, when she dumps a letter and box of seemingly meaningless mementos on his porch."  Handler himself handled the adaptation, and Beth McCarthy-Miller ("30 Rock," "SNL") is on board to direct.

A different plot synopsis: Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

Why We Broke Up book cover

Extra Tidbit: A total of 15,000 girls auditioned for Steinfeld's role in TRUE GRIT. I'd say that even landing the part took a fair amount of true grit.
Source: Coming SoonDeadline

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12:37PM on 05/23/2012
Here's my sexism coming through, because this does not sound like a movie an adult male would want to see, even if she's a great actress
Here's my sexism coming through, because this does not sound like a movie an adult male would want to see, even if she's a great actress
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4:37PM on 05/23/2012
Perish the thought that non-adult males would make a profitable audience base, or that they deserve to be let out of the house to see movies that are made to suit their tastes.
Perish the thought that non-adult males would make a profitable audience base, or that they deserve to be let out of the house to see movies that are made to suit their tastes.
6:25PM on 05/23/2012
Was just a comment about me personally, I understand that movies are marketed and made for a vast array of different types of peopple
Was just a comment about me personally, I understand that movies are marketed and made for a vast array of different types of peopple
12:27PM on 05/25/2012
It read like you were speaking on behalf of adult males, not you. My bad.
It read like you were speaking on behalf of adult males, not you. My bad.
9:45AM on 05/23/2012
She is handling her career very well, and I'm excited to hear more news of her.
She is handling her career very well, and I'm excited to hear more news of her.
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