Madisen Beaty Joining the cast of “Measure of a Man”

As reported in “Deadline” and other sources, actress Madisen Beaty, who played Joaquin Phoenix’s first love in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar-nominated “The Master” last year, is the first cast member to sign on to indie drama “The Measure of a Man”, according to Deadline. Terry Loane will direct the adaptation based on the novel “One Fat Summer” by Robert Lipsyte.

“Measure of a Man” follows Bobby Marks, a chubby and often bullied teenager, who finds spending the summer at a family lake house sheer torture, until he transforms himself into a confident young man. Beaty will take the role of Michelle, Bobby’s sister who’s used to the spotlight and getting her own way. David Scearce adapted the coming of age novel for the big screen.

The eighteen year old actress may be best known for playing Doris Solstad in PT Anderson’s “The Master” opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, but Beaty made her feature film debut under the direction of a different auteur in David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” She recently wrapped up indie “Jamie Marks is Dead” with “Shameless” star Cameron Monaghan and has a recurring role on new ABC Family drama “The Fosters.”

Congratulations to Madisen!

Congratulations to our friend Madisen Beaty, who has landed the role of “Young Daisy” in the feature film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett! “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and directed by David Fincher. It is about a Man (Benjamin Button – played by Brad Pitt) who ages backwards, and his love affair with Daisy (played by Cate Blanchett). Madisen will play the part of Daisy, Cate Blanchett’s character, at the age 10-12. It is a period film that takes place 1934-1937, and will be filmed in Louisiana. The filming is supposed to start this month, but the film isn’t expected to be released until 2008.