Chloe Moretz will soon be one with nature.
The "Let Me In" star is preparing to prove her mettle by heading into the wilderness of the gritty indie drama, "The Rut," according to Variety.
"The Rut," which is being described as a cross between "Winter's Bone" and "Into the Wild," tells the story of a teenage girl (Moretz) who aims to win her father's approval by surrounding herself with danger and adventure as she journeys into the woodlands alone to hunt deer.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Watchmen"), who played something of a father figure to Moretz in "Texas Killing Fields," will portray her actual father in this film. Karyn Kusama is set to direct what sounds like a welcome return to her gritty "Girlfight" roots after floundering a bit with the likes of "Aeon Flux" and "Jennifer's Body."
As for Chloe Moretz, she got covered in blood in both "Let Me In" and "Kick-Ass," so it was probably only a matter of time before she got covered in dirt and mud, too. The "Hugo" star has several films coming out this year, including "Movie 43" (opening April 13), Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" (opening May 11) and "Dance of the Mirlitons" (opening Nov. 15), with her festival curiosity, "Hick," still looking to lock down a release date.
Meanwhile, Moretz and Morgan must really like working together, as they're set to team up yet again for "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," which is currently in pre-production. Morgan will go back to "father figure" status for that one rather than actual father.
"The Rut" will commence with production later this year with a look toward a release date sometime in 2013.