Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Elle Fanning & Vera Farmiga in ‘Pure Life’

A new indie film looks like it’s hoping to become a heavy-hitter by adding some impressive names to the cast, according to IndieWire

Pure Life, a drama that follows 13-year-old Maya Donovan as she escapes her hard-working and short-tempered mother in search of romance. Her quest leads her to ‘bad boy’ that she feels is worthy of taking her virginity.

Up-and-coming star Ella Fanning (sister of the Twilight saga’s Dakota Fanning) will play 13-year-old Maya and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga has signed on as Maya’s mom, Trisch. Omar Hardwick (Kick-Ass, The A-Team) also stars in the film.

Pure Life is being directed by Van Fischer and produced by GigaPix, Blue Raven Films and Manolin Entertainment. Production is expected to start this spring.

While Elle’s road to fame began by portraying younger versions of her sister in Taken and I am Sam, she did manage to break out and land a few roles of her own, including parts in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Déjà vu.

Vera Farmiga received an Academy Award nomination for Up in the Air and will appear in the upcoming sc-fi thriller, Source Code. Take a look at the trailer to see what Groundhog Day would have looked like if it had been an action movie.

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