Looks like the role of little orphan Annie has become the new launching pad to Hollywood! Following in the footsteps of Lilla Crawford, who plays Little Red Ridinghood in the upcoming Into the Woods film, successor Taylor Richardson has landed a role in the now-filming drama A Most Violent Year.
Written and directed by J. C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost), A Most Violent Year is set in New York City in 1981, statistically one of the city's most violent years, and follows a struggling immigrant family that collides with the city’s underbelly. Richardson will play one of the daughters of Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis). Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Catalina Sandino Moreno and Christopher Abbott (Girls) are also featured in the film.
Richardson opened in the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie in the role of Duffy. After play that feisty orphan for almost nine months, she began sharing the lead role with co-star Sadie Sink on July 30, 2013 and eventually took it over completely prior to Annie’s closing earlier this month.
Like Into the Woods, A Most Violent Year is expected in theaters before the end of 2014 for award season contention. Go Annies!
Check out our fun video interview with Richardson from 2012!