Elle Fanning (Somewhere), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass) have been cast in indie drama Pure Life.

Pure Life will follow a 13-year old Maya Donovan (Fanning), who desperately wants a romance like the kind in the Brat Pack movies. Mired in poverty with her brutally hard-working and short-tempered mother Trisch (Farmiga), Maya goes looking for a teen romance and finds a bad boy she deems worthy of taking her virginity.

Van Fischer (Neo Ned) will direct from a script penned by Melora Donoghue (Abundant Sunshine).

GigaPix, Blue Raven Films and Manolin Entertainment will produce, with filming expected to commence mid-2011.

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