After having been nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the Coen Brothers' gritty Western remake, True Grit, 14-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld is preparing to take on another niche genre. THR says the young rising star has signed on to star in the upcoming science fiction movie Forgotten, based on the debut young adult novel by author Cat Patrick. Screenwriter Oren Uziel, whose last name suggests he may be an undercover angel and somebody should probably contact Supernatural's Sam and Dean Winchester, will be handling the adaptation duties.

Released this past summer, Forgotten tells the story of a teen girl whose memory of the preceding day goes blank each morning at 4:33 a.m. But while she can't remember her past, she can remember events from her future. Based on the book's description, it sounds like there will be a little Memento vibe, as the girl is forced to refer to notes and her friends to remember earlier events. There also seems to be a romance element, as she meets a new boy at school and is puzzled when she can't find him anywhere in her memories of the future.

The gig is another geek-friendly property for screenwriter Oren Uziel, who is penning New Line's Mortal Kombat reboot, as well as Sony's Kitchen Sink, which finds a pair of teens teaming with vampires and zombies to fight off alien invaders. What, no love for the mummies?

Hailee Steinfeld will next be appearing as the title female character in a 2012 version of Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet."

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