Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui is best known for her role as Kevin Connolly‘s on again off again girlfriend Sloan on the hit HBO series, Entourage. According to THR, Chriqui should get ready for her close up because she’s been cast as the lead in the film, Georgia. It’s director Renny Harlin‘s next project, and it’s being described as a “war drama.”
Georgia is a drama that involves an American journalist and his cameraman caught in the crossfire and a Georgia native (Chriqui) and doctoral student who becomes entangled with them. Val Kilmer has been cast in the role of the journalist involved in covering last year’s military conflict between Russia and Georgia. Harlin is also producing the project with Rex Films partners George Lascu, Michael P. Flannigan and David Imedashvili.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Kilmer is a semi-respectable role, so I hope his performance in this film reminds people that he’s still got what it takes. As for Chriqui, she’s been making way as a significant supporting actor in various films, and this could be the big break she’s been waiting for.
What do you think of Chriqui landing the lead in Georgia?