Monday, August 19, 2013

If I Stay Casting News: the film adaptation will star Chloe Grace Moretz and Mirielle Enos

Mirielle Enos (The Killing, World War Z) has signed on to play Kat, rocker mom to 17 year old cello-playing, Julliard hopeful, Mia Hall played by 'creepy chic ingenue' Chloe Grace Moretz in the screen adaptation of Gail Foreman's YA standout If I Stay. Physically, the casting is perfection - Enos looks a lot like (a younger) Julianne Moore here; Moore plays Moretz' mama in Carrie, coming this fall. 

The big question in the book: if a horrible car accident takes your family, leaving you in a coma, would you live on without them or give into death? Mia, comatose in her hospital bed has an out of body experience; seeing and hearing her remaining family and friends who come to visit her bedside helps her decide. It does sound a little ghastly - what would prompt you to say "Should I stay or should I go now?"                                                                                                                                                                 Cinemablend, who get the credit for calling Moretz a ' creepy chic ingenue' makes the point that Chloe Grace Moretz is no stranger to If I Stay's dark subject matter:


The actress, who has played a child assassin (Kick-Ass), a lonely vampire (Let Me In), a brooding werewolf (Dark Shadows), and a bullied telekinetic driven to mass murder (the upcoming Carrie remake), has had plenty of experience playing deeply dark parts, so Mia shouldn't prove to tricky for her to tackle. 

The film is set to start shooting in October - when Carrie is released btw.  On the Casting To-Do list:
the roles of Mia's rock n' roll boyfriend Adam Wilde, her sharp and sarky best friend Kim Schein, her little brother Teddy—who may or may not have died in the accident—and her rocker dad Denny Hall. 

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