Jamie Chung and Scott McNairy are currently in negoitiations to star in director Megan Griffiths' upcoming independent film 'Eden,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie, which is based on a true story, follows a Korean-American girl who's abducted by human traffickers and is sold into prostitution. 'Eden' will also chronicle how she spends two years manipulating and influencing her captors to stay alive.
'Eden,' which was written by Griffiths and Richard B. Phillips, will begin shooting in August 2011 in Seattle and eastern Washington state. The movie is being produced by Colin Harper Plank and Jacob Mosler through the former's Centripetal Films.
The news of Chung and McNairy's involvement comes after she began filming 'The Man with the Iron Fist' and 'Premium Rush' with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She has also begun shooting the political drama 'Knife Fight' with Rob Lowe.
McNairy previousl worked with Griffiths in 'Off Hours.' He has been garnering attention since he appeared in the sci-fi independent movie 'Monsters,' which follows a journalist's travel through a quarantine zone infected with an alien pathogen. 'Monster's helped land him a role in director Andrew Dominik's crime thriller 'Cogan's Trade,' alongside Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini.
Written by: Karen Benardello