Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
David Ayer May Send The Suicide Squad Into Battle
Fury director considering DC Entertainment film
Gary Whitta Hired To Write Mark Millar Adaptation
From Star Wars to Starlight
Pete's Dragon Finds Two Young Stars
Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence score the leads
Supergirl Headed To The Small Screen
US network CBS picks up a show from the pages of DC
Anthony Mackie Says Our Brand Is Crisis
Set to join Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton
Amber Heard Joins Magic Mike XXL
She's snagged a lead role
Nick Frost Heads To Doctor Who
For this year's Christmas episode
Max Borenstein On To Write Godzilla Sequel
He's back with the big beasts
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 September 2014
New Trailer For The Homesman
Tommy Lee Jones gets more than he bargained for
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Begin Again (2014)
Empire Star Rating
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Ender's Game (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Romeo And Juliet (2013)
Empire Star Rating
True Grit (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Steinfeld Explains Why We Broke Up
She'll star in the not-so-rom-com

22 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Steinfeld Explains Why We Broke Up

Given that she’s recently worked on a Julian Fellowes-penned adaptation of Romeo And Juliet, you might think Hailee Steinfeld would have had enough of doomed romance for a while. But it would seem she’s a glutton for punishment, signing on to star in a new comedy called Why We Broke Up.

Though the film – adapted by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler from his book – doesn’t end with a couple committing suicide because their families are in constant conflict, it starts at the end of a relationship, with high-schooler Min (Steinfeld then) dropping a box off at the house of her former beau, Ed. Filled with seemingly random trinkets including two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings and a comb from a motel room, the box and its accompanying letter tell the story of their whirlwind courtship and why it fractured.

Beth McCarthy-Miller, a veteran of TV shows such as 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, is set to direct, making this the second film gig she’s landed after winning the job of shooting Tammy with Melissa McCarthy.

Steinfeld, who scored an Oscar nomination for True Grit, has Romeo And Juliet set to arrive on February 14 next year and is currently at work on Ender’s Game.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Galifianakis Could Lead Dunces
Long-gestating project rises again
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: The Streaming Services Will Be Major Studios
(Or how Hollywood will have to start worrying about Netflix)

The Empire Podcast #129: Liam Neeson Interview
Plus Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay drop by to talk The Riot Club

The Future Of Film: We'll Be Watching Films In Virtual Reality
Immerse cinema aims to become the must-have experience for the filmgoers of the future

The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)