February 18, 2011 08:46:34 GMT
Revealing the news is the actress herself who also denies that she will play a young Carrie Bradshaw in 'Sex and the City' prequel.
Blake Lively has landed a role in Derick Martini's "Hick". The "Gossip Girl" star told ITN on the red carpet of Elle Style Awards, "It's completely different [from 'Gossip Girl']. I play a mother of a 13-year-old, a southern woman who's also a meth addict. So it's pretty different."** Her daughter will be portrayed by Chloe Moretz.
Also in the same interview, Lively debunked report that she is set to replace Sarah Jessica Parker in a "Sex and the City" prequel which will be based on "The Carrie Diaries" by Candace Bushnell. "No, that's not true. I'm a huge fan of the show and a huge fan of Sarah Jessica Parker but unfortunately-well, fortunately-I'm starting this movie ['Hick']," she stated.
Lively was last seen on big screen when joining the cast of Ben Affleck's critically acclaimed film, "The Town". She will next be seen starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in summer superhero movie "Green Lantern" which is due June 17 Stateside.
Her upcoming film "Hick" is based on Andrea Portes' novel of the same name and focuses on a 13-year-old Nebraska girl named Luli who runs away to Las Vegas. A cocaine-snorting grifter, Glenda, will take Luli off the road under her wings. The two cross paths with Eddie, who previously picked Luli up briefly before throwing her out of the car.
Kirsten Dunst was previously reported signing up to play Glenda, while no one has been cast for the male lead role. Shooting for the coming-of-age drama is expected to start later this month in New Mexico.
** source: Hollywood Crush/MTV.
UPDATE: After this article was released, there is a new report from Variety saying that Blake Lively's role is Glenda, a grifter who meets Chloe Moretz's character on the road and takes the girl under her wing. The site also mentions that Eddie Redmayne has been cast as another loner who tries luring Moretz away and also shares a past with Lively.