Chloe Grace Moretz is no stranger to kicking ass and burning down the prom. But for her next act, the young actress is attempting to bring you a new kind of heartbreak.
Moretz is the star of “If I Stay,” based on the young adult novel written by Gayle Forman. It centers on Mia, a young cellist with nothing but boundless opportunities on the horizon. She’s been accepted into Julliard. She’s falling in love with a guitarist named Adam. Her torn feelings between her professional and personal future are the greatest conflicts in her life.
And then comes the crash.
Mia’s world is turned upside down during a horrific car accident that kills her parents, and leaves Mia in a coma. She has an existential, out-of-body experience where she realizes she has a choice to make: stay alive and struggle through the extraordinarily difficult tragedy, or allow herself to pass on.
It’s a powerful, emotional conflict that plays to great tragic effect in this first, exclusive look at the “If I Stay” trailer. In addition to Moretz, the film stars “The Killing” veteran Mireille Enos as Mia’s mother, and relative newcomer Jamie Blackley as Mia’s boyfriend, Adam.
“The readers are very serious about me and Adam, and they really need that palpable relationship, and for me, I just want to go in there and create that relationship with Jamie,” Moretz told MTV News last October, ahead of production. “It’s that young love, and you have to capture that feeling.”
“If I Stay” hits theaters on August 22.
Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley dress up in their Halloween finest while filming a scene for If I Stay on Thursday (November 21) in Vancouver, Canada.
The 16-year-old actress and Jamie, 22, held hands as they knocked on a door for the scene.
“Could not be happier in my life than right now” Chloe tweeted earlier in the week.
The next day, Chloe wrote on her Twitter account about wanting the brand new PlayStation 4!
“i am in dire need of the new ps4 :’(” she wrote.
15+ pictures inside of Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley in costume for If I Stay…
The first photos from the set of If I Stay, the Chloe Moretz-lead movie adaptation of Gayle Foreman’s best-selling novel, have hit the web.
Foreman herself posted the images on her official Tumblr, along with the captions:
HOT OFF THE PRESSES! #IfIStayMovie snaps!!!! Chloë Moretz (Mia), Jamie Blackley (Adam) and Jakob Davies (Teddy, sob) just hanging out. Josh Leonard (Denny) and Mireille Enos (Kat), in character. Adam’s band. The entire cast around the table for our first read (that’s Liana Liberato, aka Kim, in the glasses). My script! And my office!!!! I have an office.
If I Stay tells the story of Mia (Moretz), who must choose whether to live or die after she and her family are in a horrific car accident.
Moretz has been learning to play the cello for her role as Mia in the movie. If I Stay does not have a firm release date, but it’s expected to hit theaters sometime next year.
Here are some photos and video of Chloe stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk “Kick-Ass 2.” Chloe also talked about driving and her cello playing for “If I Stay.”
Chloe has started preparing for her role as Mia in the film adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay. She tweeted a photo of her practicing the cello which is the instrument Mia plays in the film.
Anyone else read the book and is as excited as I am?!
Just wrote @gayleforman ranting on how much in love I am with the character of Mia. #fangirlingout
This one is an exciting update for me. I really LOVE Gayle Forman’s novels “If I Stay” and “Where She Went” and been following the news about the film, so when I read about Chloe being involved I was super excited. Find out more below, and have any of you read the books? Do you think she’ll make a good Mia?
RJ Cutler, Chloe Moretz to ‘Stay’ for Summit
‘Nashville’ producer in talks to direct supernatural pic for Summit
After years of helming documentaries and TV shows, R.J. Cutler is closing in on his first narrative feature directing gig: Summit Entertainment’s “If I Stay.”
Cutler is in talks to direct the supernatural music pic with Chloe Moretz attached to star.
Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan of DiNovi Pictures will produce, with Lionsgate production prexy Erik Feig and senior veep Gillian Bohrer overseeing the project for the studio.
Based on Gayle Forman’s 2009 novel, “If I Stay” revolves around the relationship between a femme classical musician and her indie rock-star boyfriend.
Cutler, who helmed “The September Issue,” is shepherding the ABC drama “Nashville” as an exec producer for Lionsgate, where he has an overall TV deal. He recently debuted political doc “The World According to Dick Cheney” at the Sundance Film Festival.
Moretz’s upcoming pics include “Carrie,” “Kick-Ass 2″ and “Movie 43.”
Cutler is repped by CAA and Mosaic Media Group. Moretz is with WME.