One of the youngest thesps ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, Abigail Breslin has signed on to star in Beth Schacter‘s indie comedy A Virgin Mary.
Last month Breslin, who earned an Oscar nomination with her portrayal of an unlikely child beauty Olive Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine, has reportedly taken the lead in the big screen adaptation of The Class Project: How To Kill A Mother.
So, a coming-of-age comedy and adult-themed true crime will be next portions of the movie on 15-year-old Breslin’s plate that has recently delivered Janie Jones (slated to open Oct. 28th) as well as New Year’s Eve, which Warners releases Dec. 9th.
Schacter (Normal Adolescent Behavior) also wrote the script for A Virgin Mary in which Carter Jenkins (Valentine’s Day) will play Breslin’s long-time best friend with whom she promised to have sex if they’re still virgins by the time they turn 18, while Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids) and Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) are set to co-star.
Shooting on the Virgin Mary film is slated to start early next year.
As for Jenkins, he has just begun work on the coming-of-age comedy Struck by Lightning.
Palmer has landed a lead role in the upcoming Joyful Noise and will soon be seen alongside Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, while Sabara will be playing Burroughs in Disney’s John Carter movie.
However, Abigail Breslin time has come and there’s no doubt; no matter she lost out to Jennifer Lawrence for the lead in The Hunger Games, a few months ago.
Watch young Breslin in one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens:
Little Miss Sunshine – Trailer
Than, in a 2009 zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer:
Zombieland – Official Trailer
And finally, see her interview with Paul Byrne as she talks about her voice role in the animated Rango movie:
Rango Interview – Abigail Breslin is the mouse