Based on the novel by Robert O’Brien of the same name, “Z for Zachariah” has landed a couple of big names, with “Compliance” director Craig Zobel set to helm.
Amanda Seyfriend is the first to sign up as the film’s female lead, and will play “a teenage girl who lives alone and maintains a farm in the only valley with breathable air in the wake of nuclear war. Her world is turned upside down when two strangers wander in from the forest.”
Obviously Seyfried isn’t going to past for a teenage girl these days, and while the book’s protagonist was a 16-year old girl, the casting of Seyfried of course means the female lead will be properly aged. Or maybe she is going to play a 16-year old girl. That would be, uh, quite an acting job.
Besides Seyfried, “Star Trek’s” Chris Pine, along with Chiwetel Ejiofor, have also joined the cast. I
Zobel, whose “Compliance” made a big splash on the festival circuit last year, will direct from a script by Nissar Modi. Tobey Maguire is one of the film’s producers, if that means anything to you.
Shooting on the film is set for this August.
Via : Variety