Hailee Steinfeld joins cast of Idol
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 October 2018
Hailee Steinfeld is set to play a rising pop star, produce and perform the soundtrack for new Netflix movie 'Idol'
Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in and produce new Netflix movie 'Idol'.
The 21-year-old singer-and-actress will play a rising star who leaves her job as an assistant to a huge star to launch her own music career.
As well as starring in the film and producing, Steinfeld is also providing her own vocals to the soundtrack, which is being released via Federal Films, a leg of Republic Records; Hailee's record label.
The script is being penned by Matt King and 'War For The Planet Of The Apes' helmer Matt Reeves is producing with his own 6th And Idaho alongside the streaming service.
Hailee's next role sees her portray the lead character in the 'Transformers' spin-off movie 'Bumblebee'.
The film will be set in 1987 and sees Steinfeld play Charlie, a young woman preparing to turn 18 who finds Bumblebee battered and broken, but she soon discovers what it is capable of.
John Cena, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Jorge Lendeborg, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny are also set to star in the motion picture, which kicked off production last year.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay – who directed the last five 'Transformers' films – will produce the movie, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner Mark Vahradian and Chris Brigham.
The motion picture was written by Christina Hodson and directed by 'Kubo and the Two Strings' filmmaker Travis Knight, which will be his live-action debut.