In Texas Killing Fields, actress Chloe Grace Moretz plays a local girl in a small Texas town, growing up with a drug addict mother, a loser brother, and no shortage of unsavory men hanging around. When she goes missing, Detective Souder (Sam Worthington) and Detective Heigh (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) find themselves racing against time to catch a sadistic serial killer, in order to save the young girl’s life.
For the film’s press day, Collider spoke to Chloe Grace Moretz, in both a roundtable and a phone interview, about the appeal of doing a role that was different from what she’s done before, how she got to go to a safe house to talk to former and current meth addicts for research, how freaked out she was that this story was inspired by true events, and how much she loved working with her co-stars, Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. She also talked about the experience of being a part of Dark Shadows, how the dream of working with director Tim Burton far exceeded all of her expectations, that she hopes they’ll still eventually make a Kick-Ass sequel, how she is waiting for a finished script for the Emily the Strange movie, and that she has four or five projects already lined up for next year, and is just waiting to see which one goes first. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
As we see more from the two Snow White movies, I believe my mind will categorize Snow White and the Huntsman as the straightforward action movie and Relativity’s still untitled project as the weird one directed by Tarsem where Snow White looks like this. Appropriately, Melissa Wallack, the screenwriter behind the “weird one,” has just signed on to adapt the Dark Horse comic Emily the Strange. Chloe Moretz is attached to play the titular goth created by skateboarder Rob Rieger. Heat Vision says the precise storyline is under wraps, but indicates Wallack’s assignment is “to tell the origin of the punk and gothic figure and how she comes to gain her abilities that fuse technology and imagination.” Also, expect the story to focus on Emily’s relationship with her four cats: “troublemaker Sabbath, schemer Nee-Chee, imaginative Miles, and leader Mystery.” Hit the jump for background on the character.
When actress Chloe Grace Moretz says that she’s not just a normal 13-year-old girl, it’s very easy to believe her. Having begun her entertainment career at the age of five, as a model in New York City, she moved with her family to Los Angeles and has been booking acting jobs non-stop ever since.
After various television and film roles, she was brought to the attention of adult audiences with her role as Hit Girl, a ferocious, potty-mouthed 11-year-old in Kick-Ass, the action-packed adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book of the same name. She then decided to follow up that memorable performance with her current feature, the haunting horror film Let Me In, in which she plays the eerie and mysterious 12-year-old Abby, who turns out to be a vicious vampire that needs blood to survive.
While doing promotion on that film’s opening weekend, Chloe Moretz spoke to Collider in this exclusive phone interview about relating to a character like Abby, doing her own physical stunts and being very proud of her work in the film. She also talked about her work in the psychological thriller The Fields, the experience of shooting in 3D with Martin Scorsese for Hugo Cabret, her first two leading roles in the upcoming features The Rut and Hick (she says Kirsten Dunst is in talks for this), bringing the popular goth character Emily the Strange to life in live-action form and the chance of a Kick-Ass 2 ever happening. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) has signed on to star in an upcoming adaptation of Emily the Strange. TheWrap reports that Universal recently acquired the rights to the Dark Horse comic, and that the film will most likely be “an origin story about the odd teenager and her four mysterious cats.” This marks yet another high profile film for the young actress following her starring roles in October’s Let Me In and next year’s Hugo Cabret. Hit the jump to find out more about the Emily the Strange.