Chloe “Hitgirl” Moritz has been cast to play Emily the Strange in an upcoming film adaptation of the Rob Reger comic book of the same name that’s also been a staple on Hot Topic clothing for a number of years. It’s some perfect casting with a role that would have easily gone to Christina Ricci 15 years ago.
Creator Rob Regar agrees that Moritz is the perfect choice for the part:
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.
Moritz is also in the upcoming movie Let Me In as well as having been cast in Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Hugo Cabret.