Abigail Breslin is to play a killer in her new film The Class Project.
The 15-year-old actress - who earned an Oscar nomination at just 10 for comedy Little Miss Sunshine - will star in the true story of two Canadian sisters who, fed up of living with their alcoholic mother and her abusive boyfriends, plot to kill her, Variety reports.
The indie drama will be directed by Stan Brooks from a script by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till, who adapted Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell's 2008 book The Class Project: How To Kill A Mother: The True Story Of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls.
The sisters murdered their mother and it was more than a year before their crime was discovered.
Filming is due to start in September.
Abigail made her film debut aged six in M Night Shyamalan's Signs with Mel Gibson. She is home schooled and already has over 20 movies under her belt.
She appears as part of the ensemble of Garry Marshall's romantic comedy New Year's Eve in December.