HOLLYWOOD — Emmy Rossum has inked back-to-back deals to topline in “Mystic River” and “Day After Tomorrow.”
In Warner Bros.’ “Mystic,” Rossum will play Sean Penn’s daughter, whose murder reunites a group of estranged friends. Clint Eastwood is directing the script from Brian Helgeland. Pic stars Laurence Fishburn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, Marcia Gay Harden and Laura Linney. Shooting will begin this month in Boston.
Rossum will then segue to the Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid starrer “Day After Tomorrow,” set up at Fox. Rossum will play the female lead in a tale that follows a group caught in the onset of the next ice age.
“Tomorrow” is written and directed by Roland Emmerich and produced by Mark Gordon, lensing in Canada, New York and Los Angeles.
Rossum was selected by Variety as one of “Ten Actresses to Watch” in 2000 for her perf in “Songcatcher.” She recently completed filming the independent “Passionada” for director Dan Ireland and also has the indie urban musical “Nola” in the can, in which she plays the lead for helmer Alan Hruska and producers Jill Footlick and Rachel Peters.
She is represented by CAA and Essential Talent Management.