She may only be 16 years old but Chloe Moretz is certainly not afraid to take on mature roles. If you’ve seen her in Kick-Ass, Hick, Let Me In or in the trailer for the upcoming Carrie remake, you’ll know that she’s not intent on just playing it safe. Now, to push the envelope even further, she’s currently in talks to star as a prostitute in The Equalizer, which has Denzel Washington locked in for the lead role.
If she signs on, Moretz will play the female lead, a character named Teri. Apparently, director Antoine Fuqua was looking for an actress that was a bit older to take the part but Moretz recently participated in a table read for the role and blew everyone away. Of course, the character of Terri immediately draws parallels to Jodie Foster’s role in Taxi Driver and we can easily see this film doing similar things for the young actresses’ career, which has already taken off.
If you’re unfamiliar with the film, it’s based on the 1980s TV series and will have Washington star as a man who works as a “freelance fixer” in order to make up for his “dark past.” I haven’t seen the show so I can’t comment too much on that front but I’m certainly a fan of Moretz. She’s one of the most exciting young talents around and she continues to impress me with each performance she gives. While she may be a bit young for the role of a prostitute, I’m happy to see her not backing down from mature roles and am excited to see how this one turns out.
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