EXCLUSIVE: Up and coming actress Haley Bennett has booked the lead in Deep Powder, the Mo Ogrodnik-directed film being made by Killer Films with Pam Koffler producing. At the same time, Bennett is playing the title character in Ella Walks The Beach, a drama about a young woman who spends 24 hours traveling along an iconic California beach, testing the waters of suddenly being single. The film was written and is being directed by David Robert Mitchell, whose debut, The Myth of the American Sleepover, played at SXSW and Cannes last year. Adele Romanski is producing, with Benderspink’s Chris Bender, JC Spink and Jake Weiner exec producing. It’s the latest example of Benderspink’s push into productions, producing Jitters for Paramount, Undying Love for Warner Bros, and the Steve Carell-Jim Carrey-starrer Burt Wonderstone for New Line.
Bennett was most recently seen in Gregg Araki’s latest film, Kaboom. She is currently shooting a lead role in the untitled Terrence Malick-directed film that also stars Christian Bale. She’s repped by WME.