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Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Guy Pearce And Nick Nolte Sign On For Hateship, Friendship

Both Kristen Wiig and Hailee Steinfeld broke out with big studio films, starring in Bridesmaids and True Grit respectively, but now they are heading down the indie route together. It's being reported that the two actresses, Guy Pearce and Nick Nolte have all taken parts in Hateship, Friendship, the new movie from director Liza Johnson.

THR says the project is based on a novel filled with short stories called "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" that was written by Alice Munro. Steinfeld will star as "a rather wild teenager girl" who uses email to try and hook up her nanny (Wiig) with her father (presumably Pearce). Nolte will play Steinfeld's characters grandfather, who blames Pearce's character, a former drug addict, for the death of his daughter (the girl's mother). Johnson last wrote and directed the 2011 drama Return, which starred Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, and John Slattery.

While Steinfeld has yet to make an appearance in a film since her breakout role, she has a big year coming up with Can a Song Save Your Life, Romeo and Juliet, and Ender's Game all due out in 2013. Wiig recently wrapped production on Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and her latest, Imogene, just premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival. After a big 2012 that has included titles like Lawless, Prometheus, and Lockout, Pearce will be back in 2013 with Iron Man 3 and David Michôd's The Rover. Lastly, Nolte will appear at the start of 2013 with the release of Gangster Squad, followed by Robert Redford's The Company You Keep and Parker with Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.