Chloe Moretz is on a role! This talented young actress is getting a lot of very strong roles lately. So far you've seen her in (500) Days of Summer, then she stole the show as Hit Girl in Kick-Ass, currently she's filming Let Me In, which is the remake of Let The Right One In, and now she is attached to star in a new film called Hick.
Hick is based on a novel by Andrea Portes which is about a 13-year-old Nebraska girl who gets more than she bargained for when she runs away to Las Vegas. This definitely seems like a character that Moretz will pull off with flying colors. The movie is being directed by Derick Martini, and the book was adapted into a script by the author of the book.
Here is a full description of the book:
Portes’s chilling debut tracks a 13-year-old Nebraska girl’s hard-going life on the road. 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 (literally; he “looks like an italic,” says smart-alecky Luli) 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.
Should make for a good movie, what do you think?