Abigail Breslin continues to make the move toward more adult roles. Variety reports that she is set to lead Beth Schacter's indie comedy A Virgin Mary. Earlier we reported that Breslin was to lead the adult-themed true crime pic The Class Project. Mary was written by Schacter (Normal Adolescent Behavior), and it's described as "a coming-of-age story in the tradition of Sixteen Candles."
Breslin (15) will star "as a teen who vows to have sex with her best male friend if they're still virgins by the time they turn 18." Carter Jenkins (Valentine's Day) will star opposite Breslin, while Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) will play her best friend. Daryl Sabara will also star in the film. The project is being produced by Black Sheep Entertainment partners Jordana Mollick and Brendan Bragg along with Steakhaus Prods. Cotty Chubb (Appaloosa) is serving as exec producer on the film that is slated to start shooting early next year.
Breslin will next be seen 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. As a fan of Sixteen Candles, this project sounds interesting. What are your thoughts?