Isabelle Fuhrman cast in Dear Eleanor. The casting of Isabelle Fuhrman in Dear Eleanor (2014) answers the question of who will play the lead role in Kevin Connolly directed film. Dear Eleanor‘s plot synopsis: “a coming-of-age story about two teenage girls who travel across the U.S. in 1962 during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.”
On the people behind the scenes of Dear Eleanor:
[Dear Eleanor is] produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way. Amy Garcia and Cecillia Contreras wrote the script, and Chuck Pacheco, Hillary Sherman and Caleb Applegate are producing.
On Isabelle Fuhrman:
Fuhrman’s acting career began at the age of seven, when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her older sister Madeline Fuhrman and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Fuhrman made her big screen debut just a few years later in the 2007 drama Hounddog. The same year, Fuhrman was chosen to star in the movie Orphan alongside Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard. Fuhrman was cast through an exhaustive nationwide search of young actresses to portray the lead in the Warner Bros. collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment.
Fuhrman’s other credits include the role of Gretchen Dennis (aka Girl Ghost) opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt on the hit TV show Ghost Whisperer, Grace O’Neil in the pilot episode of the 2006 television series Justice, and a number of national commercials like Pizza Hut and K-Mart. Her performance as Gretchen Dennis in Ghost Whisperer earned her a Young Artist Award nomination. Fuhrman also appeared in comedy skits on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she is known to have provided character voices for Cartoon Network’s “Cartoon Fridays”.
In 2011, Fuhrman played Angie Vanderveer in the dark comedy Salvation Boulevard (based on the novel by Larry Beinhart), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Fuhrman is part of an ensemble cast that includes Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, and Ed Harris.
In 2012, Fuhrman played Clove, a career tribute who tries to kill Katniss, in the film The Hunger Games. Originally, she was auditioned to play Katniss Everdeen but was too young to play the part as she was 14 at the time, she was then called back to audition for Clove, and successfully got the part.
Fuhrman will next be seen co-starring with Will Smith and Jaden Smith in the film, After Earth.
On May 15, 2012 it was announced that Fuhrman would be starring in the upcoming remake of the 1977 horror classic, Suspiria. However, it was announced that the film is stuck in legal woes and will be delayed or cancelled.
Dear Eleanor also stars Jessica Alba, Liana Liberato, and Joel Courtney.
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