Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz has signed on to lead up new drama Hick.
The film will be an adaptation of the novel by Andrea Portes, and will be directed by Derick Martini, who recently helmed and wrote the excellent Lymelife.
Portes has adapted the script herself, which follows a 13-year-old girl from Nebraska who runs away to Las Vegas and “gets more than she bargained for”.
I.e. young Luli grabs a gun and hitches a ride to Vegas when her mother runs away, her father following shortly behind.
The novel includes scenes of rape and rescue, while Luli narrates the tale with a flippant, off-the-cuff manner that we’re sure Moretz could deliver in her sleep.
Martini, meanwhile, is a great choice for the director’s chair considering his work with dark family material in Lymelife – not to mention the fact that he’s coached the likes of Emma Roberts, another young starlet in the making.
Think this sounds like a great role for Moretz?