Nikki Reed is going indie in About Scout.
The coming-of-age drama follows a rebellious teen Scout (India Ennenga), who embarks on a road trip across Texas with Sam, a suicidal patient from a mental institution (James Frecheville), in hopes of finding her younger sister Lulu (Onata Aprile), who has been kidnapped by their estranged father Ray (Tim Guinee).
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ETonline has the exclusive sneak peek from the upcoming film featuring Reed's character, the pregnant Georgie, who happens to be dating and living with Ray.
After Scout and Sam learn the whereabouts of Lulu, Sam approaches Georgie about a faux opportunity to be on the cover of a magazine as a ruse to get Lulu safely out of the trailer park.
Excited at the prospect of hitting it big, Georgie runs to her trailer for a change of clothes. "I'm going to change to my 'Miracles are smiling' shirt!" she tells Sam as she runs to fetch a more photo shoot-appropriate outfit. "I'm going to be famous!"
For Reed, About Scout offered her a change of pace after starring in several genre properties, from The Twilight Saga to Fox's Sleepy Hollow, and the opportunity to work with a female director, Laurie Weltz.
"I knew from the second I sat down with the director Laurie that I wanted to be a part of this film in whatever capacity," the 27-year-old actress told ETonline via email. "I've always been drawn to female directors and Laurie certainly did not disappoint. She created a world for all of us to live in that felt almost too real at times."
"I fell in love with my character Georgie for all of the reasons most would not like her, and because I was just so excited to play someone so different from myself," she said.