Abigail Breslin Is My Sister's Keeper

Sofia Vassilieva "near a deal" to complete adaptation's de-Fanningization.

The Fanning sisters may have exited Nick Cassavetes' My Sister's Keeper, but the New Line drama is still moving full steam ahead.

Variety reports that Abigail Breslin has agreed to join the cast, stepping in after Elle and Dakota Fanning left the project. According to the report, Dakota "balked at a request that she shave her head for the role"; her departure prompted Elle to withdraw as well. Breslin will take over for Elle, and Sofia Vassilieva is "near a deal" to replace the elder Fanning. From the article:

Breslin, who was Oscar-nominated for "Little Miss Sunshine," will take over the role of a young girl who sues for emancipation from parents who conceived her as a genetic match so she could prolong the life of her ailing older sister. Vassilieva ("Medium") would play the older sister.

The film, adapted from Jodi Picoult's novel, also stars Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, and Joan Cusack. Production is scheduled to begin next month.

Source: Variety

Comments

Elixor

Daniel Klooster

Interesting concept. Anybody read the book?

Feb 14 - 05:42 AM

Murrow100

Trevor Shalon

Read the book, it's deep and all the books Picoult writes have a twist ending, it will make a great transisition to the silver screen. Breslin will do a much better job than the Fanning sisters.

Feb 14 - 05:44 AM

Unbreakable Samurai

Unbreakable Samurai

Sounds very intreging, hopefully it's good.

Feb 14 - 02:49 PM

kylieherron

kylie herron

i read the book awhile ago and had no idea it was going to be a movie until today. i must say it is one of my favorites right now. i have been passing my copy off to a few friends who have read it in about a week and loved it too. i am very happy that the fanning girls will not be in it, i dont think they would have been right for the part. i think you should def. read the book though. worth the read. hopefully it will be a great book to screen movie.

Mar 13 - 06:58 AM

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