After her performance in Kick-Ass, it’s quite clear that there isn’t a weapon Chloe Moretz can’t handle, so a Smith and Wesson .45 shouldn’t be a problem. As reported by Variety, Moretz is on board to play the lead in Hick, Luli, a 13-year-old from Nebraska whose mother runs away followed by her father leaving her home alone with that .45. Pistol in hand, Luli hitches rides to Vegas and gets into some serious trouble along the way.
The story comes from Andrea Portes’ novel, which the author adapted herself. Now it’s in the hands of Christian Taylor of Taylor Lane Prods, Steven Siebert of Lighthouse Entertainment and director, Derick Martini. The film is getting a $6 million budget and is set to begin shooting in New Mexico later this year.
Clearly we’re going to be seeing a lot of Moretz in the near future and I doubt anyone has a problem with that. She is certainly Kick-Ass’ breakout star and has an uncanny ability to be a total badass even at such a young age. It even seems as thought Luli is somewhat similar to Hit-Girl in terms of her knack for getting into trouble and brandishing loaded guns. Hopes are high that even minus the facemask and purple wig, Moretz will be able to put on a damn good show.
By Perri Nemiroff