By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
It takes talent to upstage Matt Damon. It’s damn near impossible to upstage Jeff Bridges. However, there are some who will argue that the considerably talented newcomer Hailee Steinfeld did just that in last year’s “True Grit,” and although she will likely come away from the Oscars empty-handed this year, it’s a safe bet that she’s got a very promising career ahead of her.
In case you needed some hard news to confirm that assumption, Deadline is now reporting that Paramount is putting together a movie specifically to show of Steinfeld’s skill. The studio has acquired the rights to the upcoming novel “Forgotten” and wants Steinfeld to star as the lead.
“Forgotten” features a vaguely science-fiction storyline in which Steinfeld’s character repeatedly loses her memory each night, and from then on can only remember moments from her future. Romance complicates things when a new male friend enters her world. Hmm, sounds interesting, so long as the filmmakers can resist the urge to turn this into another "Twilight."
While we wish her the best of luck on her budding career, here’s to hoping that Steinfeld doesn’t become yet another young Hollywood casualty. Her public appearances seem to indicate that she’s a very grounded young woman, but it’s so easy for this business to harm those who aren’t yet old enough to handle its burdens. We’re hoping to see this talented performer on screen for a long time, so long as it doesn’t do her any harm in the process.