Kirsten Dunst Joins Hick

She'll star with Chloe Moretz

Kirsten Dunst Joins Hick

by James White |
Published on

Back in June we reported that pint-sized acting powerhouse Chloe Moretz had signed on for what could be the most challenging role of her career to date, agreeing to star in Derick Martini’s coming-of-age drama Hick. Now comes word from The Playlist thatKirsten Dunst has joined the cast.

Hick, which Andrea Portes has adapted from her own novel, follows the misadventures of Luli, a girl who strikes out on the road when her neglectful parents finally just leave. Packing the gun her uncle gave her, she heads out to find something of a new life, meeting dangerous and charismatic people along the way.

According to producer Christian Taylor, Dunst will be playing Glenda, a hard-living grifter who takes Luli under her wing and tries (unsuccessfully) to shield her from some of the harder aspects of life. One of those elements is Eddie, a crooked sort who initially picks up Luli before throwing her out of his car. When Glenda and the girl cross paths with him again, things go even less well.

Colin Farrell was apparently interested in snagging the Eddie role, but scheduling got in the way. Martini is now looking for a new male lead and is planning a shoot early next year in New Mexico.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us