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Casting Watch: Steinfeld Has 'Three Days to Kill' with Costner

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 29, 2012 at 4:01PM

Sixteen-year-old "True Grit" star Hailee Steinfeld has been cast in the lead role opposite Kevin Costner in an action film to be helmed by McG.
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Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld

Sixteen-year-old "True Grit" star Hailee Steinfeld has been cast in the lead role opposite Kevin Costner in an action film to be helmed by McG. The project is scripted by stylish French action director Luc Besson and currently has the working title "Three Days to Kill." Costner will play a secret service agent who discovers he is dying and must complete a final mission: Reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter (Steinfeld), and navigate the side effects of the experimental, life-prolonging drugs he's taking.

Steinfeld was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2010 for her turn in the Coen brothers' "True Grit." Here's our interview.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.