Film & TV

Abigail Breslin Will Play a Ghost in ‘Haunter’

Film & TV

Abigail Breslin Will Play a Ghost in ‘Haunter’

photography by Dan Martensen. Coat by Frank Tell. Long Sleeve Shirt by Bess. Black Pants by Yigal Azrouel.
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Before Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz, and Hailee Steinfeld—that triumvirate of freakishly glamorous teenage leading ladies—there was Abigail Breslin. At the age of 10, Breslin became one of the youngest Oscar nominees in history, for her cute-overload performance in Little Miss Sunshine. (Way back when in our inaugural issue, we took the sunshine out of Breslin with a stunning goth makeover.) Breslin hasn’t stopped acting, but when Love magazine featured Hollywood’s teenage It Girls on their cover, she was nowhere to be found. But after thankless roles in movies like Definitely, Maybe and last year’s star-studded snoozer New Year’s Eve, Breslin is righting her course, with a slew of darker roles, including a lead in next year’s highly anticipated Ender’s Game, opposite Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, and Steinfeld, and The Hive, opposite Halle Berry. Now comes the news that Breslin will star in the Lovely Bones-esque Haunter, where she’ll play the victim of a murder who works from beyond the grave to save someone from the same killer.Directed by Vincenzo Natali (director of the sci-fi parables Cube, Splice, and a must-see Terry Gilliam doc), and written by Matthew Brian King, Haunter is being labeled as a ‘reverse ghost story.’ According to Variety, the official plot sees Breslin playing “a teenage girl who died under sinister circumstances in 1986 along with her family. Trapped in their house together and unable to move on, Lisa must reach out from beyond the grave to help her present-day, living counterpart avoid the same fate she suffered.” Welcome to phase two of your career, Abby.