Abigail Breslin Cast in INNOCENCE
Looks like the cast for the adaptation of Jane Menelsohn’s INNOCENCE is coming along nicely. Collider reports that Abigail Breslin has signed on to star opposite Julianne Moore in the new film.
Breslin is set to play Beckett, “a recently bereaved teenage girl who finds herself the focus of everyone’s attention at her elitist private school, which is home to a nest of vampires.” Meanwhile, Hilary Brougher (Stephanie Daley) is on board to direct.
Here is a synopsis of the book, which notably omits the word “vampire.”:
Adolescence is a tough time for most people, and it is especially hard for 14-year-old Beckett, whose mother was killed in a drunk-driving accident in the suburbs. After the accident, her father, Miles, decides to move to an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, enrolling Beckett in an exclusive private school. Strange things are happening at this school: several girls have formed suicide pacts, and three girls kill themselves shortly after Beckett begins school. It is through these events that Beckett meets Pam, the school nurse, who begins dating Miles and eventually becomes Beckett’s new stepmother.
It’s interesting to note that sone of the reviews/synopses at Amazon mention the vampiric aspect of the story and one customer reportedly complains that the book should not be classified as vampire fiction at all. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how the film will be promoted and whether they’ll try and take advantage of all the Twilight hoopla or if they’ll try to separate themselves from it completely.
Killer Films reportedly plans on a summer shoot for the film.
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