Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, Shiloh Fernandez, Thomas Jane
Release date: To be determined
Given this film is directed by Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin, Kaboom), expect things to get real. Araki has become the go-to guy for all things messed-up in youth culture- drugs, promiscuous sex, and all the mental and emotional disorders you can dream of. And White Bird in a Blizzard looks like it's going for the gut. Based on the novel of the same name, Shailene Woodley stars as a Kat Connor, a teenage girl who must deal with the disappearance of her mom (Eva Green). Forced to grow up, Connor struggles to navigate the world by herself.
Ever since wrapping The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Woodley's become the ultimate coming-of-age film actress. Recalling her work in The Spectacular Now, we can imagine her winning streak will only continue. —Tara Aquino