Wasikowska to Star in Van Sant’s Restless


Mia Wasikowska, who plays the title character Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland, is in final negotiations to star in Gus Van Sant’s Restless, a dark coming-of-age drama at Columbia and Imagine.

The film delves into the complex tale of a teenage boy and girl who share a preoccupation with mortality. Producers are out to actors for the male lead.

Bryce Dallas Howard is producing Restless with her father, Ron Howard, and Brian Grazer. Jason Lew, with whom the younger Howard went to film school, penned the screenplay, developing it from a play he wrote.