Jamie Chung and Scoot McNairy to Star in EDEN, an Indie Drama About Human Trafficking

     June 27, 2011

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Most recently seen playing Ed Helms’ fiancée in The Hangover Part II, Jamie Chung is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. Early roles in such clunkers as Dragonball: Evolution and Sorority Row led Chung to small parts in the widely viewed Adam Sandler/Kevin James flicks I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Grown Ups. Now, Chung has a chance to topline in Eden, an indie flick directed by Megan Griffiths (The Off Hours), in a true-to-life story about a Korean-American girl who is abducted by human traffickers and sold into prostitution. Eden tells not only the story of her abduction, but also how she spent two years of imprisonment manipulating and influencing her captors to gain power and stay alive.

Scoot McNairy, who starred in Griffith’s The Off Hours, is in negotiations to co-star alongside Chung. The script, written by Griffiths and Richard B. Phillips is based on a story by Phillips and Chong Kim. Shooting is planned for August of this year in Seattle and eastern Washington state. Hit the jump for more on Chung and McNairy’s current projects.

jamie-chung-imageChung’s involvement in Eden comes via an exclusive THR report, though that’s not all she’s up to these days. After starring in the over-the-top actioner, Sucker Punch, Chung is keeping the adrenaline flowing in such upcoming films as The Man with the Iron Fists and Premium Rush with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She is currently filming Knife Fight, a political drama starring Rob Lowe.

McNairy is perhaps best known for his role in Monsters, a sci-fi indie film about a journalist’s travel through a quarantine zone infected with an alien pathogen. He stayed with the post-apocalyptic theme in Dragon Day, but his big break came in a role alongside the likes of Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini in the upcoming Cogan’s Trade. Pitt plays a mob enforcer in this crime thriller, which reunited him with The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director Andrew Dominik.

 

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