We previously reported that Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska had landed the lead role in an untitled coming of age drama from director Gus Van Sant, and now two more young actors are have signed on to the film. According to Reuters, Hollywood’s second generation will be front and center as Schuyler Fisk and Henry Hopper join the cast.
Schuyler Fisk is the daughter of Oscar winning actress Sissy Spacek, and Henry Hopper is the son of two time Oscar nominee Dennis Hopper. Both are on board for this untitled Van Sant film, which is being produced by Bryce Dallas Howard, her father Ron Howard, and Brian Grazer. The film was previously under the working title, Restless and centers on a teenage boy and girl’s obsession with mortality.
This will be the debut role for Hopper who will play the boy who’s grieving over the death of his parents, while Fisk will star as Wasikowska’s sister. Newbie screenwriter Jason Lew, who attended film school with the younger Howard, wrote the screenplay, developing it from a play he wrote.
For a movie without a said title it sure has a lot of professional backing behind it. This sounds like it will be in the same vain as the majority of Van Sant’s other films. They all have a certain indie vibe to them, due to the style of cinematography and of course the budget. Lets see who else joins the crew.
What do you think of the recent casting for Van Sant’s film?