Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Shailene Woodley to star in Girl Named Sue

SHAILENE WOODLEY – Vanity Fair Magazine, Behind the Scenes

HOLLYWOOD: Shailene Woodley is set to star in ‘Girl Named Sue’.

The 28-year-old actress will take on the main role of Sue Webber-Brown, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent who played a huge part in creating the Drug Endangered Child (DEC) procedure. According to Deadline, Woodley will reunite with producers Jean-Marc Vallée and Nathan Ross on the project after working with them on ‘Big Little Lies’.

 

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Fernando Coimbra will direct and Fiona Druckenmiller will executive produce the movie, which has been written by husband and wife team Lisa Cole and Mark Monroe.

Webber-Brown risked her life to try to change the way ‘’drug endangered’’ kids were treated by US law, and her DEC protocol – which is yet to become federal law – has saved the lives of thousands of youngsters.

 

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Away from the big screen, Woodley is also hoping to make a difference by saving the oceans.

She recently joined environmental charity Greenpeace on part of their year-long expedition to the Sargasso Sea this summer, which is one of the bodies of water that is most vulnerable to ‘’corporate and government attack’’.

 

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In an article, the ‘Divergent’ star said: ‘’Our seas are in deep, deep trouble. They house an extraordinarily diverse eco-system of marine life, and are crucial to the well-being of land-based ecosystems. And as of this moment, they may as well be the Wild West for corporations and governments to pillage as they please.

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