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.
Hot off the heels of being named the lead in The Bourne Legacy, Jeremy Renner has been tapped to join the voice cast of Ice Age: Continental Drift alongside fellow additions Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Keke Palmer and Drake. Returning for the fourth film in the Ice Age series are franchise staples Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck.
THR reports that Renner will portray Gutt, “a self-styled master of the high seas” while Lopez will take on the role of Shira, a sabre tooth and love interest for Leary’s character. Ice Age: Continental Drift is slated for July 13th, 2012, and given the commercial success of the franchise it’s safe to assume that more sequels will follow.
Actress Keke Palmer says she’s been asked to join Marvel’s adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s comic Runaways. Speaking to Essence Magazine [via /Film], Palmer said,
“I’ve had a nice little break with the steady TV show but I’m definitely ready to do some more films again. I was just asked to join a new Marvel comic project called, “Runaways.”
Palmer current costars on the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP and she also played Akeelah in Akeelah and the Bee. Hit the jump for a recap on what we know so far about Runaways.