"True Grit" and "Ender's Game" star Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to join the film adaptation of Eleanor Henderson's 2011 novel "Ten Thousand Saints".
The coming-of-age tale is set in New York City in the 1980s and culminates in the Tompkins Square Park riots.
The story follows Vermont teenager Jude, who moves in with his hippie dad in 1980s New York City after his best friend Teddy overdoses. There he falls in with the no drugs, no sex, no meat straight-edge hardcore punk scene of the East Village.
Steinfeld will play Eliza, who becomes pregnant with Teddy’s child and leans on his brother Johnny and Jude for support.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ("American Splendor") are attached to direct from their own script.