Ansel Elgort is on a roll. The New York native, who turned heads with his performance in The Fault in Our Stars, and tried his hand at a blockbuster with Divergent, is teaming up with his Carrie co-star Chloe Grace Moretz for a starring role in the film adaptation November Criminals.
Elgort will take on the role of Addison, while Moretz is suspected to play the character named Digger. Since the film is an adaptation here’s a brief description of the plot based on the novel by Sam Munson.
Chloë Moretz (Se eu ficar) e Ansel Elgort (A culpa é das estrelas) juntos no suspense November Criminals. pic.twitter.com/uLTwIacH2C
— União de Fandoms (@uniaodefandoms) January 8, 2015
“For a high school senior, Addison Schacht has a lot of preoccupations. Like getting into college. Selling drugs to his classmates. His complicated relationship with his best friend (NOT his girlfriend) Digger. And he’s just added another to the list: the murder of his classmate Kevin Broadus, and his own absurd, obsessive plan to investigate the death. When presented with an essay question on his application to the University of Chicago—What are your best and worst qualities?—Addison finds himself provoked into giving his final, unapologetic say about all of the above and more.”
— EntertainmentWise (@entwise) January 8, 2015
According to Deadline, Steven Knight adapted the 2011 novel. In addition to Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz, Catherine Keener will also star in the film.
As he builds his career, Elgort told Interview magazine that he’s looking to craft a diverse body of work. During the talk, he named a few actors who he thought embodied diversity in their careers.
“Paul Newman. He could play a lot of different roles, even people who were villains, and no matter what, you love him. He was always such a relatable character—the smile, the blue eyes. Brando was just really real. James Dean was always a tortured soul. It’s cool to look at the old guys. But when I’m looking at someone’s career, I’m not trying to be, ‘Oh, whose do I want?’ I don’t really want anyone else’s.”
So far the film sounds like a real thriller, but it’s also a departure from the genre Elgort and Moretz are known for, which up until now is young adult.
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