The actress will play Cathy Ames in the updated silver-screen version of John Steinbeck's classic 1952 novel. The 1955 film starred James Dean in his first major role. His co-star Jo Van Fleet won an Academy Award for her role in the movie..
"East of Eden" centers on a young man named Cal Trask, who can't love up to his brother's accomplishments. His attempts to win the heart of his hard-to-please father result in tragedy.
The upcoming movie will be split into two parts, according to Deadline.com.