Hailee Steinfeld has been signed to star in the film Carrie Pilby, based on the book by Caren Lissner.
The 18 year old actress whose father is Jewish has already appeared in more than 20 movies and television shows in her short career. Her breakout came in 2010’s remake of True Grit.
Steinfeld will play the title role in the independent film to be directed by Susan Johnson. Carie Pilby is about a 19 year old who genius who has already graduated from Harvard. But she is also socially awkward and does not know how to fit in anywhere. She is very judgmental of other people’s heavy drinking and sexual behavior, but lost her virginity herself to one of her professors at Harvard.
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Steinfeld can next be seen with Samuel Jackson and Jessica Alba in Barely Lethal, due out later this year. In it she will play Megan Walsh, a teenage covert operative who decides to fake her own death so that she can experience normal life as an American suburban teen.
The young actress will also appear in Pitch Perfect 2 with Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and Rebel Wilson, due out in May.