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.
Woo Hoo! We heard she was in the running and its very exciting for us (We enjoyed the book)to hear Chloe will play the lead role of Cassie in “The 5th Wave.” More about the book and her casting in the MTV article below.
First came Jennifer. Then, Shailene. And now, it looks like Chloë Grace Moretz is about to become Hollywood’s next Literary It Girl — yet another actress-turned-superstar, thanks to a big-screen blockbuster based on a bestselling YA novel.
The news, via The Wrap, is that Moretz is set to star in the film adaptation of “The 5th Wave,” based on the alien-invasion thriller by Rick Yancey.
“The 5th Wave” is a new iteration of the dystopian trend that made “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” such successes, only without the far-future setting. This time, the end of the world as we know it is happening in the world as we know it. It begins with the appearance of an alien spacecraft orbiting the earth. And then, the waves: first, an electromagnetic pulse that wipes out the power grid, crashes airplanes and throws everything into chaos. Second, a tsunami that destroys the world’s coastlines and drowns everyone who lives there. Third, an avian virus that kills 99 percent of the surviving members of the human race.
Moretz will play Cassie, the story’s teenage heroine, who wanders through the wasteland of post-invasion Ohio in hopes of finding her brother — and who fully intends to kill anyone who gets in her way.
Moretz is no stranger to films based on books. After playing the title role in last year’s reboot of Stephen King’s “Carrie,” she’ll be starring this summer in the highly anticipated (and profoundly tear-jerking) adaptation of “If I Stay,” another beloved novel, by author Gayle Forman.
And while the actress didn’t previously have a whole lot of love for the YA label — she recently told Entertainment Weekly that she sees young adult fiction as unserious and lacking in depth, inspiring an outcry on Twitter from fans who vehemently disagreed — her decision to take on yet another project from the teen literary oeuvre suggests that she might have had a change of heart.
As someone who first came on the scene playing an ultra-violent teen assassin in “Kick Ass,” the role of Cassie is the perfect way to keep up the bookish trend while simultaneously returning to her tough-girl roots.
Be sure to read the book if you haven’t yet!
While audiences are taking their seats for “The Library,” a new play at the Public Theater written by Scott Z. Burns and directed by Steven Soderbergh, its lead actress, Chloë Grace Moretz, is already onstage.
Playing a high school shooting victim who awakes in a hospital to confront conflicting remembrances of the event, the 17-year-old Ms. Moretz spends these 10 to 15 minutes before each show lying silently on a table, trying to stay in character and tune out the frantic theatergoers she can hear in the house.
“It’s kind of awkward,” Ms. Moretz said a few days ago, adding a sarcastic roll of her eyes. “You hear: ‘Oh, we didn’t get reservations tonight.’ ‘Dinner was $400.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, dude, shut up.’ ”
This is about as much as teenage petulance as one can extract from Ms. Moretz, a preternaturally poised actress with a résumé of film credits — the superhero satire “Kick-Ass,” the period fantasy “Hugo,” a blood-soaked remake of “Carrie” — and a mature demeanor to rival performers twice her age.
In an entertainment industry populated by wild Mileys, run-amok Justins and forsaken Lindsays, where the arrival of one’s 18th birthday means it’s time to lose your inhibitions, your clothes or your relevance, Ms. Moretz may be able to break this dispiritingly familiar pattern.
Her collaborators on “The Library” say she is already astonishingly equipped to handle grown-up realities and ready to be trusted with significant artistic responsibilities.
“She’s so centered and levelheaded, and clear in what needs to be done,” said Mr. Soderbergh, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning director of “Traffic” and “Behind the Candelabra.”
“I’ve seen no indication that she places herself at the center of the process of working on the play,” he added. “She’s there to tell the story.”
As Ms. Moretz, who is making her stage debut in “The Library,” put it: “I’m very confident of myself. But coming into this, I was the most unconfident I’ve ever been, which made me excited.”
On an April afternoon, she was sitting in the Public’s upstairs restaurant (also called the Library), with her mother, Teri, and a publicist positioned a few tables away, while she compared herself to other people her age.
“Seventeen-year-olds deal with, like, emotional problems,” Ms. Moretz said. “They’re flighty, and they’re confused. Everything’s a process with them.”
“I’m not saying I’m not like that,” she continued. “I’m very much like that. I’m moody, and stuff happens, and Mom can definitely tell you that’s very true.” (From her seat, Teri Moretz nodded knowingly.)
What makes her different, Ms. Moretz said, is that she can distinguish “between my life and my job, and I never mix the two.”
Guys, sorry for the lack of updates the last month. I had tons to update on Chloe but I was having some issues with WordPress and posting, but it is now taken care of.
Anyhow, here is a video and some photos of Chloe’s appearance on last nights “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The Public Theater has released rehearsal photos from its production of Scott Z. Burns’ The Library, directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz and featuring a company that includes Tony nominee Jennifer Westfeldt, Tony winner Tamara Tunie, Lili Taylor, and Daryl Sabara, the drama runs through April 27.