Chloe Moretz, whose latest, Carrie, hits theaters next week, is eyeing a leading role in director Sacha Gervasi’s (Hitchcock) upcoming adaptation of Sam Munson’s The November Criminals, TheWrap reports. Published in 2011, the novel is officially described as follows:
For a high school senior Addison Schacht has a lot of preoccupations, like selling drugs to his classmates, getting into college, and his complicated relationship with his best friend (NOT his girlfriend) Digger. And he’s just added another to the list: the murder of his classmate Kevin Broadus, and his own obsessive plan to investigate the death. When presented with an essay question on his application to the University of Chicago — What are your best and worst qualities? — Addison finds himself provoked into giving his final, unapologetic say about all of the above and more, and the thrilling result is an unforgettable trip through the Washington, D.C. teenage underworld.
Moretz would play the Digger role. The character’s real name is Phoebe.
The adapted screenplay arrives from Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight and has since been rewritten by Gervasi himself. Beth O’Neil and Steven Rales are producing through Indian Paintbrush and Big Beach Films, respectively. Knight is attached to executive produce.
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