In August, we reported that Kristen Bell has signed on to the dark indie ballet comedy Dance of the Mirlitons. Today, THR is reporting that Chloe Moretz, Jackie Earle Haley, and Bailee Madison (Brothers) have joined the cast. Per THR, the story centers on “an ambitious, slightly overweight ballerina (Madison) with an overbearing mother (Bell) who will stop at nothing to become a star. The girl enters a Mean Girls-type environment when she has to prove her worth in class.” Moretz will play the Madison’s nemesis and the star ballerina of the class while Haley is “a subtly sadistic Russian ballet teacher of the highest order.” Evan Greenberg wrote the script and will direct.
The project sounds like it could be a lot of fun. It’s currently trying to close down the final piece of funding for a shoot next year. Hit the jump for a refresher on the other projects these actors are currently attached to.
Moretz has the busiest schedule as she’s attached to Hick, David O. Russell’s Old St. Louis, a live-action adaptation of Emily the Strange, and The Rut. She’ll be seen next year in the thriller The Fields and in Martin Scorsese’s 3D family film Hugo Cabret.
As for the other two new additions to the cast, Haley can currently be seen on the new season of Fox’s Human Target, while Madison will be seen next year in the Guilermo del Toro-produced horror film Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and the Adam Sandler comedy Just Go with It.