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!