The latest actors to join Chloe in The Equalizer are David Meunier, Melissa Leo & Haley Bennet. Haley was the latest actor to be announced:
Haley Bennett is continuing with her busy schedule, signing on for a role in Sony‘s redo of The Equalizer. Denzel Washington stars alongside Chloe Moretz and Melissa Leo, and Antoine Fuqua is directing. Bennett, whose earlier credits include The Haunting Of Molly Hartley and Marley & Me, has completed a string of movies in the past year including the untitled Terence Malick film opposite Christian Bale; the psychological thriller Kristy for the Weinstein Company; and Things People Do co-starring Wes Bentley.
Bennett, repped by CAA and The Schiff Co, next shoots indie drama The White City, which will be co-directed by writer Tanner King Barklow (from the Oscar-nommed The Invisible War) and Gil Kofman. Thomas Dekker and Bob Morley also star in the story of an emotionally charged love triangle between three young artists that develops against the hot political climate of modern Tel Aviv.
Chloe has been cast in another movie called The White Circus which will also star her Hugo co star, Asa Butterfield.
Chloe Moretz and Asa Butterfield — the young stars of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo — are attached to “The White Circus,” a dark fairy tale exec produced by Terry Gilliam.
“Circus” is the first full-length directorial effort from Canadians Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, who earned recognition in Hollywood with their Oscar-nominated animated short “Madame Tutli-Putli.”
Another of their shorts, “Higglety Pigglety Pop,” was produced by Spike Jonze and starred the voice talent of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker.
“Circus” is an adventure-romance that takes place on a snowy New Year’s Eve, when a young pilot crashes his plane into a war-torn town on his first mission. There, he falls in love with a beautiful cabaret singer, befriends a talking circus bear and incites the townsfolk to liberate themselves from a despot.
Pic also stars Andrea Riseborough and Christian Friedel (“The White Ribbon”).
“Chris and Maciek are the worthy heirs of Gilliam, Jim Henson and Tim Burton, yet their work boasts an ever bigger crossover appeal while being smart and innovative,” said Gregoire Melin at Kinology, which is producing and repping the pic in international markets.
“Circus” is also produced by Melissa Malkin and Dave Valleau of Canada’s Silo Corp., Stefan Arndt at Germany’s X-Filme Creative Pool and Andjelija Vlaisavljevic at Serbia’s Work in Progress.
“The White Circus” is due to start shooting in Germany and Serbia in February 2014.
Can’t get enough Chloe Grace Moretz? We’re right there with you.
Since you’ve definitely read our May issue cover-to-cover by now, check out these additional never-before-seen quotes from the actress below!
On growing up and not having to compete for attention:
“My mom kept an amazing atmosphere in the house because no one had to compete for anything. Everyone had their own moment. If you want to be a gymnast or a tennis player or a golf player or an actor, she was like, ‘well, okay. Let’s do it. We’re going to go full steam ahead and we’re not going quit. If you start in soccer game, you’re going to finish it.”’
On taking selfies:
“I talk to my friends all day on the phone, and when we’re around each other we’re still on our phones, and we’re talking selfies. It’s become such a part of our society.”
On partying with her family:
“You know, I can make anything my own thing. Even when I’m at a Dior party or Chanel party, I bring my family with me and people with me and surround myself with them. I have that little bubble, where I’m having fun with my family, and I’m dancing with them, and drinking my Sprite. I make everything personal more than a business situation.”
On being nice:
“There are some actors in the world who aren’t very good, but when you meet them they’re the nicest people in the world and literally the most fun to work with. And you go, ‘okay, that’s why you work all the time. You’re a fine actor, you can get the job done, but you’re a great person to be around.’ They’d rather pay millions of dollars to be around a fun person than a diva who ruins their day but who is amazing. Be a good actor, do your job, but also be nice because you have no reason to be a diva. There’s never a reason for it.
Congrats to Chloe! She has been offered role of the female lead in The Equalizer with Denzel Washington after a strong reading with him.
A couple of intriguing developments have happened on The Equalizer. After a strong reading with Denzel Washington, Chloe Moretz is getting the offer from Sony Pictures to play the female lead in the drama that will re-team Training Day tandem Washington and Antoine Fuqua. At the same time, Michael Sloan, creator of the 1980s TV series, has made a deal to write an original novel for Thomas Dunne Books that will continue the adventures of Robert McCall, the shadowy character originated by Edward Woodward who’ll be played on the big screen by Washington.
Moretz is a surprise choice to play the role of Teri, in that the role was originally drawn for a twentysomething. After Moretz did a chemistry reading with Washington, he was very impressed as was everybody else, and the role will be redrawn for Moretz to play a young prostitute, reminiscent of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver. Deal has to be made, but between this and the upcoming Kimberly Peirce-directed Carrie, that little girl from Kick-Ass is turning into a young woman who’s taking on some of the edgiest roles in town.
As for the the new book: It was acquired for the St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan Publishers imprint Thomas Dunne Books by editor Brendan Deneen, a movie-centric editor who also runs Macmillan Films and who also edits a line of bestsellers set in The Walking Dead universe. The novel will be published in early 2014 and focuses on the mysterious McCall, a former covert intelligence officer who helps desperate people who are in need of his unique and deadly set of skills. This sounds a bit like the terrific Luther prequel novel written by Neil Cross, creator of that BBC cop series that stars Idris Elba as the existentially tortured detective. Sloan’s book will be an original adventure for the Equalizer character, and not a novelization of the movie which Sony has set for an April 11, 2014 release of what the studio hopes will be the start of a franchise. Richard Wenk wrote the script and Escape Artists partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing along with Alex Siskin, Mace Neufeld, Sloan and Tony Eldridge, with David Bloomfield exec producing. WME and 3 Arts rep Moretz. Sloan’s repped by Meyer Management.
Juliette Binoche and Mia Wasikowska are close to getting a new co-star in Sils Maria. Chloe Moretz is in negotiations to join the Olivier Assayas-directed film. The Carrie reboot actress would play the character of JoAnn in the film. The character is an actress who becomes the obsession of the actress played by Binoche after JoAnn takes on a role that made the older woman famous when she was young. As Deadline’s Mike Fleming exclusively reported yesterday, IFC picked up the domestic rights to Sils Maria on Monday. With the new Carrie this fall and a return to her Hit-Girl role in Kick-Ass 2 this summer, Moretz has also had a busy casting month. As Deadline broke in late March, Moretz is in talks, along with Anne Hathaway and Sam Rockwell, for the Lynn Shelton-directed comedy Laggies. As well, as I reported on April 1, the actress is set to join Charlize Theron in the mystery film Dark Places. Moretz is repped by WME and 3 Arts.