Carrie star Chloe Grace Moretz has reportedly lined up November Criminals, to be directed by Hitchcock helmer Sacha Gervasi, the adaptation of the 2011 novel by Sam Munson, which British filmmaker has also rewritten.
Moretz, who recently starred in Kick-Ass 2, will play the female lead role of Phoebe, and Gervasi is currently in the process of casting the hotly-contested male lead.
The source doesn’t specify how a girl named Phoebe fits into the plot.
Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) wrote the initial script, which follows a rebellious teenager who finds himself leading his own investigation into the murder of a classmate. The story is set in Washington D.C.
A project was formerly attached to Lisa Cholodenko who is currently set for a four-hour miniseries ‘Olive Kitteridge’ at HBO.
Production will likely begin in early 2014.
Moretz is currently filming Dark Places with Charlize Theron. The actress recently wrapped a role in Lynn Shelton’s Laggies and next year will be featured opposite Denzel Washington in The Equalizer.
Plot synopsis of the book:
For a high school senior Addison Schacht has a lot of preoccupations, like selling drugs to his classmates, getting into college, and his complicated relationship with his best friend (NOT his girlfriend) Digger. And he’s just added another to the list: the murder of his classmate Kevin Broadus, and his own obsessive plan to investigate the death. When presented with an essay question on his application to the University of Chicago–What are your best and worst qualities?–Addison finds himself provoked into giving his final, unapologetic say about all of the above and more, and the thrilling result is an unforgettable trip through the Washington, D.C. teenage underworld.