sit down and talk to the actors to get a sense of who they are. For me, the hunt is to find whose essence is closest to the character. The town has a plethora of young girls and Kaya’s essence resonated as the essence of the character I wrote. That’s how I cast Rooney Mara in (Gregorini’s first film) Tanner Hall.Barnard is recognized from being one of the finalists for Jack the Giant Killer, a role that eventually went to Nicholas Hoult. He will next be seen in psychological drama Trap for Cinderella opposite another rising star, Alexandra Roach. Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes comes to theaters sometimes in 2013.