Actress Emma Roberts is selected for the lead role in the coming-of-age drama ” Adult World”. She is 21 years old now. She is the daughter of Eric Anthony Roberts an actor and also Julia Roberts’ niece.
She beat off strong competition from contemporaries Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, Emily Browning, Juno Temple and Brie Larson to get the role of a Stanford University graduate with aspirations of becoming a poet who ends up working in a bookstore.
Contactmusic reports that Scott Coffey will direct the movie which is scripted by Andrew Cochran. Michael Ohoven and Kevin Turrin will produce it.
Actors Zach Galifianakis and Shiloh Fernandez have reportedly been approached for the male leads.
Emma’s next release will be “Homework” with Freddie Highmore and “Scream 4” opposite original “Scream” stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette and she revealed she is “honoured” to be a part of the movie.
I was so honoured to work with veterans like Wes and Neve. And of course, the new generation – we called ourselves the ‘new blood’. I basically spent two months screaming, covered in blood and laughing my head off in between each take – of course I’d do it again, she said.
About Adult World
- Directed by: Scott Coffey
- Starring: more credits Emma Roberts, Zach Galifianakis (Rumored) Shiloh Fernandez (Rumored)
- Genres: Comedy
- Synopsis: A Stanford graduate feels she’s destined to be a great poet but winds up working as a clerk in a mom-and-pop adult bookstore.
Andrew Cochran, 23, says the idea for Adult World grew out of the difficulties faced by collegians in dealing with the real world.