Hailee Steinfeld to Explain WHY WE BROKE UP

Steinfeld to lead romantic comedy.

Deadline has learned that ‘True Grit’ star Hailee Steinfeld is in negotiations to lead ‘Why We Broke Up,’ a romantic comedy based on the book of the same name by ‘Lemony Snicket’ creator Daniel Handler.

In the film Steinfeld will play Min, a high school sophomore and cinephile who enjoys hanging out with friends at her favourite coffee shop. She soon falls hard for Ed, a senior and captain of the basketball team, and gets caught up in their whirlwind romance. The story unfolds a couple of weeks after the break-up, when she dumps a letter and box of seemingly meaningless mementos on his porch.

Beth McCarthy-Miller is attached to direct. The helmer previously directed episodes of ’30 Rock’ and ‘Saturday Night Live.’