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Steinfeld in talks for Saints movie

Hailee Steinfeld is tipped to play a pregnant teenager in an upcoming coming-of-age movie.

The True Grit actress is currently in talks for the part in Ten Thousand Saints, reported Deadline.

The movie is an adaptation of Eleanor Henderson's 2011 novel set in 1980s New York and follows a teenager called Jude who moves in with his hippie dad in the Big Apple after his best friend Teddy overdoses.

Hailee, 17, looks set to play Eliza, who is pregnant with Teddy's child.

Academy Award nominees Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini will direct the film.

Hailee, who was nominated for an Oscar for True Grit at the age of 13, has several films coming up including action comedy Barely Lethal and drama thriller The Keeping Room.

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