Elle Fanning And Vera Farmiga To Star In Pure Life

With Dakota Fanning all grown up - she's turning 17 this February - it's apparently her little sister's turn to become a star. After starring in two movies last year, including Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, the young Elle Fanning already has four projects lined up, including Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt Now and Sunrise, J.J. Abrams' Super 8 and Cameron Crowe's We Bought A Zoo. Apparently that acting bug is really biting hard, however, because she's now signed on to yet another.

The Playlist reports that Fanning, Vera Farmiga and Omari Hardwick have signed on to star in Pure Life, an independent drama directed by Van Fischer. In the film, Fanning will play Maya Donovan, a 13-year-old girl who wishes to find love like what she sees in John Hughes movies. Living in poverty with her mother, played by Farmiga, she sets off to find romance and someone to take her virginity. While there is no official start date but the production is aiming for a spring start.

Something tells me that this movie will be kind of a bummer, but I'm not sure what it is. Is it the single-parent family living in a rough environment? Is it the young girl losing her virginity and innocence at such a young age? I really only have one question: was Chloe Moretz unavailable?

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