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Chloe Moretz Attached to Star in ‘Emily the Strange’ Movie

Universal will be bringing Rob Reger’s Dark Horse comic to the big screen

Chloe Moretz is attached to star in Universal's adaptation of the Dark Horse comic "Emily the Strange," her publicist has confirmed to TheWrap.

Rob Reger and his company Cosmic Debris created the gothic counterculture character in 1993, and the property has since been licensed in 35 countries.

Universal recently acquired rights to the material, and the feature film will likely be an origin story about the odd teenager and her four mysterious cats.

Dark Horse's Mike Richardson will produce, while Reger will exec produce with Keith Goldberg.

Moretz is currently filming Martin Scorsese's "Hugo Cabret," and next stars in Matt Reeves' "Let Me In," which Overture Films and Relativity Media will release on Oct. 1 against Sony's "The Social Network."

She also stars alongside Sam Worthington in Ami Canaan Mann's "The Fields," and is expected to reprise her breakout role as Hit-Girl in Matthew Vaughn's planned "Kick-Ass" sequel.

Moretz is represented by WME and 3 Arts. Her attachment to the project was first reported by Deadline.