by: Madison Barnes
Chloe Moretz is set to “Break Bad” in her new film about a dark teenager who ventures into the treacherous world of meth cooking. THE SPEED QUEEN tells the story of an intelligently gifted but emotionally disturbed high-school teen who turns to drug dealing as a way out. Anonymous Content is producing and Greg Poirier is penning the script.
Moretz is hot off her starring role in “Carrie” and the recent “Kick Ass 2.” She is known for her roles in “The Amityville Horror,” “500 Days of Summer,” and the original “Kick Ass” film. This new project seems to mix well with her edgy choices, and could be another great opportunity to show off her dynamic acting chops.
A film with the same name, based on Stewart O’Nan’s novel, is also in development but is not related to this project. It appears to be a directing and starring vehicle for Christina Ricci and debut screenwriting attempt for Brian Price.
Producing the Moretz version is Michael Sugar, Doug Wald, and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content. No word yet on the rest of the cast, but the producers are moving quickly to get this out of development and into production. Stay tuned to the Tracking Board for all the updates on the project.