Paramount Crafts 'Forgotten' For Its 'True Grit' Discovery Hailee Steinfeld

When you come out of nowhere and turn in an Oscar nominated breakout performance like Hailee Steinfeld did as Mattie Ross in the Joel and Ethan Coen-directed True Grit, it's natural for the studio involved to do its best to keep you in the fold. Paramount Pictures has just closed a deal for screen rights to Forgotten, a novel by Cat Patrick that will be published by Little Brown in June. The book will be crafted as a star vehicle for the 14-year old Steinfeld, with Fake Empire's Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage producing. It's the first studio deal for Steinfeld since she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

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-MD-4114d ago (Edited 4114d ago )

She might be the next big thing. True Grit was awesome and you wouldn't have guessed it was her first big role. Such a pro.

I wonder who will have the more successful career though... Hailee Steinfeld or Chloe Moretz.

JL4113d ago

Good question. It should be interesting watching both of those girls come into their own and further their careers.

dweavis4113d ago

I am really happy that she is getting work so soon, she deserves it. I just hope she has a smart agent that isn't attaching her to projects just to keep her name out there.

To Murderdolls: I hope they both have a good career. I absolutely adored Chloe Moretz in both Kickass and Let Me In. But Hailee Steinfeld's breakout performance in True Grit was amazing.

-MD-4113d ago

I think the best thing Hailee can is to take it slowly and do quality projects. Chloe on the other hand has like 5 movies lined up at all times.

They're both doing different things to get ahead but then again Steinfeld is still new and she probably will have more projects very soon.

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JL4113d ago

I'll be curious to see her in another role. See how well she does. She did a very nice job in True Grit. So I'm curious to see how she can do beyond that, and see how well she can branch out too.

-MD-4113d ago

I saw her on a talkshow a few weeks ago and she said she's been taking acting seriously for about 6 years now. The hard work she put in during those years shows.