Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) has taken the lead role in an indie drama titled The Class Project. Variety reports that Breslin will star in the film to be directed by Stan Brooks based on a script from Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till. The story follows "two sisters who, tired of their mother's alcoholism and her abusive boyfriends, plot to kill her."
Class Project is being produced by Michael Rotenberg (Extract) along with Damian Ganczewski and Juliette Hagopian. Filming is slated to start later this month. Breslin will next be opposite Alessandro Nivola in Tribeca Films' Janie Jones, which opens on Oct. 28. She recently lent her voice to Gore Verbinski's Rango, and stars in the ensemble of Garry Marshall's New Years Eve, which arrives on December 9.