ICM Partners have signed the 8-year-old actress Quvenzhane Wallis, the agency told TheWrap on Wednesday.
The new darling of the indie world, Wallis starred in this year’s Sundance hit “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” directed by Benh Zeitlin. Zeitlin went on to win the Camera d’Or, given to best first film from the official selection, for the work at the Cannes Film Festival.
Wallis can next be seen in the recently completed feature “Twelve Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen. Starring Brad Pitt, the film tells the story of a man kidnapped in New York and sold into slavery in the Deep South.
Deadline first reported the signing.