Thesp joins Moore in Brougher's vampire thriller
Abigail Breslin has joined Julianne Moore to star in gothic vampire killer pic “Innocence,” helmed by Hilary Brougher.Pic, which is being shopped at the Berlinale’s European Film Market by London-based international sales and production finance outfit Bankside Films, is adapted from the original tome of the same name by Jane Mendelsohn. Project is the first to come from Bankside’s first-look co-development deal with Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler’s Killer Films. “Innocence,” which is skedded to begin lensing in late summer, follows the story of a recently bereaved teenage girl who finds herself the focus of everyone’s attention at her elitist private school, which is home to a nest of vampires. Bankside’s also selling Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed (“Four Lions”) starrer “Trishna,” a contemporary adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” helmed by Michael Winterbottom.