Kick-ass Chloe Moretz will play Emily the Strange

Which actress might be the hottest commodity in Hollywood right now? It could be Chloe Moretz, who blew away audiences earlier this year as the foul-mouthed Hit Girl in Kick-Ass and delivers another stunning performance in Let Me In, the upcoming American version of the Swedish vampire gem Let the Right One In.

According to Deadline, the 13-year-old Moretz will continue her current streak by playing Emily the Strange.

Emily is the brainchild of Rob Reger, who created the character in 1991 as an image on a sticker promoting his Cosmic Debris company's clothing line. But Emily took on a life of her own and now rules over four retail locations around the world, more clothing and fashion accessories and a series of comic books, illustrated books and even a novel.

Reger said in a statement, "When I first met Chloe I knew I found my Emily. She really identifies and understands the character, and has what it takes to bring her to life."

Emily's trademarks include her long dark hair, her bored/glum expression, her little entourage of cats and expressions like "Wish you weren't here" and "Be all you can't be."

Universal Pictures is going to produce the movie through an arrangement with Dark Horse, which publishes Emily's comic books. There's no director mentioned yet, although if anything ever sounded like a job for Tim Burton, this is it.

More from around the web