The 15-year-old thesp Chloe Moretz is reportedly set to star in the big-screen adaptation of Gayle Forman’s YA novel ‘If I Stay’, which follows a 17-year-old girl called Mia who is involved in a serious car accident.
The word comes from Variety that documentary filmmaker and Nashville producer R.J. Cutler is also in talks to make his feature film debut. Twilight’s director, Catherine Hardwicke was, at one point, attached to direct the supernatural thriller If I Stay, but she left the project to helm Red Riding Hood instead.
If I Stay is the story of the gifted classical musician Mia and her boyfriend, Adam, an up and coming indie-rock star. Torn between two paths in life, her art or her relationship, Mia is forced to make an even starker choice between life and death when she is caught in a fatal car accident with her family one snowy morning in Oregon.
A new film is currently in development by Summit Entertainment.
Moretz, who is currently filming the action-comedy sequel Kick-Ass 2 for director Jeff Wadlow, in which she’ll reprise her superhero role as Hit-Girl, and will next be seen with the rest of Hollywood in the ensemble comedy, Movie 43. Cloe will also play the title role in Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie, which is being pushed back for an October release date.