Abigail Breslin has signed on to star in the indie comedy A Virgin Mary, described as a coming-of-age story in the vein of Sixteen Candles. Variety provides the logline: “Breslin will star as a teen who vows to have sex with her best male friend (Carter Jenkins) if they’re still virgins by the time they turn 18.” The report doesn’t specify the age of the sexually inclined character, but Breslin is just 15 years old now. Jenkins is 20. I like the premise, and it’s believable within the realm of teen behavior, but the Hollywood aging process messes with my mind a bit. Breslin’s last casting notice was The Class Project, in which she plots to kill her alcoholic mother, proving the young actress really is growing up in front of my vaguely creepy gaze.
Keke Palmer and Daryl Sabara also star in A Virgin Mary, written and directed by Beth Schacter (Normal Adolescent Behavior). Shooting will begin early next year.