Chloe Grace Moretz has been taking on dark roles for a while now. The actress has made a name for herself with strong performances in some fantastically dark characters, including Mindy Macready (aka Hit-Girl) in Kick-Ass, and the strange and predatory Abby in Let Me In. Possibly joining the list is Dark Places, the feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel, in which Moretz is in talks to play Diondra.
Charlize Theron is on board to co-produce the film, as well as star in the project, playing Libby Day, a woman who once testified against her brother, Ben, believing him to have murdered their mother and two sisters when she was just seven. Twenty-five years later, Libby's confronted by a group called the Kill Club who are interested in learning the details of the murder in the hopes of finding proof that they might be able to use to free Ben. Deadline reports that Moretz is in negotiations to play the role of Diondra in the story, though they don't offer any specifics on the character, beyond her name.
Fans of the book will likely have something to say on whether or not the role is right for Moretz. Regardless, we know she is well equipped to handle dark roles (or places). And her planned participation in Dark Places is just one of numerous projects coming up for the actor. Not only is she reprising her role as Hit-Girl for Kick-Ass 2, but she's also set to play the title role in the upcoming new adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie.
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