Hit-Girl and “It” girl Chloe Moretz may have nabbed roles in two new films. The 13-year-old starlet is being considered to star in Old St. Louis, a father-daughter bonding story by David O. Russell, and The Rut, which is another father-daughter bonding story, but from indie darling Karyn Kusama.
Old St. Louis will star Vince Vaughn as an absentee father and traveling salesman, whose “life changes when his daughter becomes part of his life.” Russell, whose next film The Fighter, is due out in December, is also writing the script for St. Louis. Vaughn and his sister Victoria Vaughn are producing through their Wild West Picture Show Productions. Karyn Kusama is both writing and directing The Rut, a drama about a daughter who must use the hunting skills her father taught her to survive after he goes missing.
Moretz, who has been acting since she was seven, got her big break this year with a scene-stealing role in Matthew Vaugh’s action flick Kick-Ass as the profane and violent costumed vigilante Hit-Girl. Moretz is rabidly becoming the go-to actress for children’s roles that actually require acting; she’s next starring in the American remake of Let The Right One In, and in Martin Scorsese’s 3D Oscar-bait Hugo Cabret. Since Dakota Fanning hit puberty and ran off to join Twilight, Hollywood is in need of a new child star. So far, it seems like you could do a lot worse than Chloe Moretz.