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Blake Lively & Chloe Moretz Pair Up For 'Hick' In First Official Look

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 26, 2011 5:59 AM
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Eager to put the teen soap "Gossip Girl" behind her, Blake Lively has been making strong turns in feature films like "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," last year's "The Town" (and less notably, this year's "Green Lantern"). The actress is set to make a return trip to Toronto this year for the indie drama "Hick" and it should be another shift for the actress for those who mostly know her as Serena van der Woodsen.

Directed by Derick Martini (”Lymelife”), the film is an adaptation of Andrea Portes’ coming-of-age novel of the same name (she penned the script as well). The story revolves around Luli (played by Chloe Moretz), a 13-year-old Nebraskan girl and her hard-going life on the road after she runs away from her neglectful parents and home. She’s taken in by Glenda (Lively), a hard-living grifter who takes her under her wing. Alec Baldwin, Rory Culkin, Ray McKinnon, Juliette Lewis and Eddie Redmayne round out the cast. Here's the official logline:

A Nebraska teen gets much more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of the big city.


Lively as a drifer? Moretz as a runaway? We have to admit, we're curious. [TIFF]

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5 Comments

  • Connor Macgregor | July 27, 2011 7:54 AMReply

    After seeing Derick Martini's first film Lymelife (Brilliant might i add), I cannot wait for this one and looking forward to the end result.

  • @Andy_IAV | July 27, 2011 5:01 AMReply

    Chloe Moretz is very beautiful ! @Andy_IAV

  • Levi | July 27, 2011 2:39 AMReply

    This book is phenomenal, so I expect nothing less for the film. And Chloe's casting is brilliant, she really is Luli... I love Lively but I wasn't nuts about the casting, we'll have to see... Really, really looking forward to this film!

  • Sam | July 27, 2011 2:12 AMReply

    Jealous much there Gina?

    Blake is a highly talented actress who isn't getting her due just yet because she's still on Gossip Girl.

    Throw in Chloe Moretz, who is destined to win a couple of Oscars in her lifetime, and this could be a fantastic film.

  • Gina | July 26, 2011 6:38 AMReply

    Blake Lively needs to just go away

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