The Hunger Games Co-Star Isabelle Fuhrman Joins Dear Eleanor
She’s best known as Clove from the initial Hunger Games movie, or for her disturbing turn as the adopted Esther in Jaume Collet-Serra’s Orphan. But Isabelle Fuhrman is branching off and building up her career, adding a starring role in the period road-trip movie Dear Eleanor to her expanding resume.
The picture, according to Deadline, is a coming-of-age drama set in 1962, when the United States was dealing with the political tensions and social fears generated by the Cuban Missile Crisis. Fuhrman will play one of two teenage girls who embark on a cross-country journey in search of Eleanor Roosevelt. The trade doesn’t elaborate on what they are hoping to accomplish if and when they find the former First Lady. That’s one of the many twists that await us once Dear Eleanor makes its way to theaters.
Here’s what we do know. Dear Eleanor will be directed by Entourage co-star Kevin Connolly, who cut his teeth helming episodes of the hit cable program as well as the TV series The Unknown. Leonardo DiCaprio’s shingle, Appian Way, will handle producing duties on the drama, with Connolly working from a script by Amy Garcia and Cecillia Contreras. Shooting apparently began last week in Colorado, so Fuhrman better get herself in gear and catch up.
The young actress has been working steadily since The Hunger Games. She has a part in The Between, and an uncredited role in M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth. She recently acted alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee in The Wilderness of James. And she’s attached to the remake of Suspiria, if Hollywood ever gets around to making it.
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