Moretz had been in talks to star but a deal was never set in stone while the film was at Summit. When the film went into turnaround, she fell off but was re approached with a new deal after MGM came on board.
RJ Cutler will remain on as director. The pic will be a co-production between Summit and MGM.
Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan of DiNovi Pictures will produce.
The move makes sense for MGM given that the studio has already built a relationship with Moretz with the “Carrie” reboot which comes out later this fall.
Moretz is repped by WME and 3 Arts can be seen next in “Kick-Ass 2.”