The film from "Lymelife" director Derick Martini is based on the Andrea Portes' novel, the film follows Luli (Chloe Grace 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 (Balke Lively), a hard-living grifter who takes Luli under her wing. The hard-to-tell apart red and green band trailers have pointed to a very white trash tone, though it remains to be seen if the director and cast have pulled this one off. We saw it at TIFF last fall and didn't much care for it -- at all -- but with all that pulp action flying around and big accents, it's not boring to say the least.
Eddie Redmayne, Juliette Lewis, Alec Baldwin and more round out the cast. "Hick" opens May 11th. [Kinopoisk]