Remember Hailee Steinfeld, the unknown actress who earned an Oscar nomination for True Grit last year? Well, she's a star now, and among her many upcoming projects is her very first starring role in a sci-fi flick.
Steinfeld is attached to star in an adaptation of Cat Patrick's novel Forgotten, the story of a 16-year-old girl whose memory is erased at 4:33 each morning, leaving her with memories only of future events. Oren Uziel—who's working on the script for New Line's Mortal Kombat reboot right now—is set to write the adaptation.
The flick is set to be produced under the Paramount-based Fake Empire company headed by Gossip Girl and The O.C. producer Stephanie Savage and Gossip Girl and Chuck producer Josh Schwartz. They're no strangers to teen-based stories, and teen sci-fi is definitely hot right now, so it's no surprise they jumped on this one.
As for Steinfeld, she's got a number of other gigs on her hands before this one rolls around. She's already attached to a new version of Romeo and Juliet adapted by Julian Fellowes, and she's said to be in talks with Fox 2000 to star in Rosaline, a Rebecca Serle novel inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
So if she ever gets a break from the Shakespeare-inspired stuff, it look like Steinfeld will be ready to get her sci-fi on.