ilovetati (ilovetati) wrote in i_heart_sofia,

Sofia casting for Goldengrove?

It appears that Sofia may be casting the role of Nico for her adaptation of 'Goldengrove.' I just got extremely excited.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/10331712/hollywood-beckons-for-perth-schoolgirl/
 

When Hollywood royalty Sofia Coppola flies a young actress to New York to audition for her latest film, there is a good chance that actress is going to go a long way.

That is exactly what is happening to Year 8 Presbyterian Ladies College student Olivia De Jonge, who could soon be this country's answer to Dakota Fanning.

The comparison is appropriate, given Fanning is one of 14-year-old Olivia's favourites.

In November, Olivia will fly to the US to audition for a role in Coppola's newest film at the request of the director.

She has wanted to be an actress since she could speak and after years of putting on plays for her mum and dad, last year Olivia starred in an Australian film The Good Pretender as the female lead, Ally.

Her performance saw her take home the MadFish Award for Best Actress at this year's WA Screen Awards and caught the eye of Coppola, who had been tipped off about the Perth girl's talent.

While on a family holiday in Hollywood she also took home a Doorpost Film Project Award for best breakthrough performance.

Olivia said she was ecstatic at the chance of a big break in Hollywood.

"Being flown to the US to meet Sofia Coppola is really exciting," she said.

"I was freaking out. I'm a little nervous as I don't want to muck it up I want to do my best."

Olivia's Perth-based agent Theresa Huska started scouting for overseas agents for her when the family went to the US for a holiday this year. She said plenty of top US agents clamoured to find Olivia work in America.

Olivia is now represented by Ara Keshishian, who also acts for Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth and discovered Natalie Portman.
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