Chloe Grace Moretz is about to have blood dumped on her in the remake of Carrie and return to the role of Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2, but now it looks like the 15-year-old might be changing her tune a little bit.
Variety reports that Moretz will star in If I Stay, a new movie from Summit Entertainment that has R.J. Cutler lined up to direct. Cutler, who has a documentary called The World According to Dick Cheney playing here at Sundance 2013, will be making his feature directorial debut on this movie.
If I Stay is based on Gayle Forman's 2009 novel of the same name, and here's where things get a little strange: Variety's report pegs the movie as a "supernatural music pic" that revolves around a female classical music player and her indie-rocker boyfriend, but the official synopsis of the book from Amazon paints a different picture.
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.
I'm not quite sure who to believe here, but I think the supernatural music movie sounds a bit more interesting than the amnesia flick. Perhaps they're one and the same, but you'd assume Variety's report would at least include a veiled reference to the fact that there's an accident as a major part of the plot, so until we find out more, it looks like we're in the dark on this one. Moretz is a super talented young actress - I can't believe she's still only 15 - and she's been good despite starring in some clunkers over the past couple of years (Dark Shadows, I'm lookin' at you).
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