The film’s Facebook page has revealed (and confirmed by Variety) that Eddie Redmayne has come aboard the film. Set to be directed by Derick Martini (”Lymelife”), the film is an adaptation of Andrea Portes’ coming-of-age novel of the same name (she penned the script as well). The story revolves around Luli (Moretz), a 13-year-old Nebraskan girl and her hard-going life on the road after she runs away from her neglectful parents and home. She’s taken in by Glenda (Lively), a hard-living grifter who takes her under her wing. Redmayne will play a loner who has a history with Glenda, and tries to lure Lulu away.
Redmayne is not a household name just yet, but he’s definitely on the rise. He recently starred in the mini-series “The Pillars Of Earth,” has a major role in the medieval horror pic “Black Death” and will be seen later this year in “My Week With Marilyn” starring Michelle Williams.
Also listed on the Facebook page for the film is Alec Baldwin, but producers on the film tell us he’s not locked just yet; we’d wager confirmation is just around the corner. No word yet on an exact production start, but “Hick” should roll in front of cameras later this year.