Hailee Steinfeld in Talks to Star in TEN THOUSAND SAINTS Film Adaptation

According to Deadline, Hailee Steinfeld is currently in talks to star in the film adaptation of Eleanor Henderson's 2011 novel TEN THOUSAND SAINTS. Oscar nominees Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are set to direct the film, featuring a script which they co-wrote.

TEN THOUSAND SAINTS is officially described as:

"A sweeping, multigenerational drama, set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City during the late 1980s, Ten Thousand Saints triumphantly heralds the arrival a remarkable new writer. Eleanor Henderson makes a truly stunning debut with a novel that is part coming of age, part coming to terms, immediately joining the ranks of The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud and Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude. Adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young-and old-are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture."

Steinfeld will take on the role of 'Eliza.'

Steinfeld was nominated for an Academy Award for her breakthrough role in TRUE GRIT Git. She was recently seen in ROMEO AND JULIET and ENDER'S GAME, and will also appear alongside Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones in THE HOMESMAN, as well as the teen assassin flick BARELY LETHAL.

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