Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska is taking the leap from one highly visual director to another. According to THR, the young actress is in talks to star in Gus Van Sant‘s next film, Restless. It will be a dark coming of age drama, that will once again have Wasikowska front and center as the lead.
Wasikowska is the first person to be cast in the film, in a role that has been highly sought after by several Hollywood actresses. Producers are currently on the look out for the male lead in the feature that will delve into the complex tale of a teenage boy and girl who share a preoccupation with mortality. First time screenwriter Jason Lew penned the screenplay, that Van Sant will direct from.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Ron Howard, and Brian Grazer are all on board to produce Restless, so the screenplay is in good hands. Wasikowska actually had the opportunity to choose between this film and the Robert Redford period drama The Conspirator, but opted for Van Sant’s project. It must be nice to be a teenager in Hollywood and have those types of options.
What do you think of Mia Wasikowska joining Van Sant’s latest film?