Young Chloe Moretz is adding to her geek cred by starring as yet another cartoon character, Emily the Strange, Deadline reports. Originally created as a clothing line mascot by Rob Reger, Emily is a cat-loving goth girl (like there is any other kind) who had expanded into print and graphic novels. An Emily comic is published by Dark Horse, and DH head Mike Richardson will be one of the producers.
Moretz created a screen icon with her portrayal of Hit Girl in KICK-ASS, and is adding to her bio with a role in the vampire film LET ME IN, and an upcoming starring role in (!) Martin Scorsese’s HUGO CABRET movie. However, we suspect that like Winona Ryder before her, playing a mopey teen with long dark hair will give her an even more rapid fan base.
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