Juliette Lewis Joins 'Hick' With Chloe Moretz & Blake Lively; Signs On For Thriller 'Single Shot'

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 8, 2011 8:52 AM
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Juliette Lewis was only seen in a couple of poorly received films last year -- "The Switch" and "Conviction" -- but here's the thing: she was the best part about either film. As the hippy dippy friend in the former and the key white trash witness in the latter, Lewis was alive and engaging in a way the rest of the film around her wasn't (and yes, she did a brief cameo in "Due Date" as well). Moving into this year, the actress is lining up a couple more films that will hopefully fire on all cylinders.

Variety reports that Lewis has signed on to "Hick" starring Chloe Moretz, Blake Lively and Eddie Redmayne. Set to be 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 (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. Redmayne will play a loner who has a history with Glenda and tries to lure Luli away. No word yet on Lewis' role.

And sticking in the vein of gritty indies, Lewis will also tackle "Single Shot" with Juno Temple and Emily Mortimer. Written by Matthew F. Jones and based on his novel of the same name, the film follows a poacher who accidentally kills a runaway girl who is carrying a stash of money. He hides the body and takes the loot only to be followed by a killer looking for the money. The film will be directed by David M. Rosental who is making a decided shift from the lighter (and admittedly) forgettable fare like "Falling Up" and "See This Movie."

Lewis will be on the set of "Hick" this month, before moving over to "Single Shot" in April.

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3 Comments

  • Angie | March 20, 2011 7:25 AMReply

    I was shocked to hear that her character would be raped. I mean, of course it's just acting, obviously nothing really happens to her. But anyway, its still depressing. I might want to skip this movie.

  • Earl McGraw | March 9, 2011 3:19 AMReply

    No, the Playlist shouldn't spoil the story like you just did.

  • Steve Reeves | March 8, 2011 11:41 AMReply

    I keep seeing news items referring to "Hick" as "coming of age movie" without mentioning that Chloe Moretz's character is raped in the movie. The director has stated he will keep this scene in the movie. Chloe's fans will be expecting an uplifting "coming of age movie" but instead will be surprised and shocked to see adorable 14 year old Chloe raped. You should report the whole story.

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