True Grit and Ender’s Game star Hailee Steinfeld
has come aboard For the Dogs
, where she’ll star alongside Aussie thesp Sam Worthington
who signed on for the film in January.
The indie action thriller will be directed by Phillip Noyce
(Salt), based on an adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s novel by TV star Paul Leyden
Worthington’s character is Lucas, an assassin looking for redemption and Steinfeld’s character is Ella, an orphan out for revenge. She seeks the assistance of a semi-retired hitman after her parents were murdered to avenge their deaths.
While the lone assassin is looking for an exit from the violence, and a chaotic lifestyle, the college girl’s eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed complicates matters quite a bit.
Meanwhile, there’s been a new draft by Oren Moverman
(Rampart) while Leyden is still on hand as producer.
For the Dogs
international and domestic deals should be falling into place in Cannes.
Steinfeld will next be seen in long-awaited Ender’s Game
adaptation, followed by Carlo Carlei’s version of Romeo and Juliet
with McG’s thriller Three Days to Kill
and Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman
down the line.
I really hope she won’t blame her heavy workload on film sets for her eventual single status.