Hailee Steinfeld Claims “We Broke Up”

Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) is in negotiations to play the lead in the comedy “Why We Broke Up” at Fox 2000 says Deadline.

“Lemony Snicket” author Daniel Handler penned the book about a film-loving high school sophomore who gets caught up in a whirlwind romance with a senior and captain of the basketball team.

The action however is set several weeks after their break-up when she dumps a letter and box of seemingly meaningless mementos on his porch.

Beth McCarthy-Miller (“30 Rock,” “Tammy”) is helming from a script by Handler. Karen Rosenfelt is producing.