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Why Did Chloe Moretz Suddenly Exit All of Her Upcoming Movies?

By Brian Gallagher — September 14th, 2016

At just 19 years old, Chloe Moretz has 55 movies under her belt, starting her acting career at just 7 years old. The actress appeared at the Deauville Film Festival last week to accept the Rising Star Award, where she also revealed she's starting to slow down, having dropped out of all of her film projects recently. The actress revealed she had a "Come to Jesus moment" that lead her to take a break from acting.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the actress at Deauville where she revealed that making several films a year had caused her to lose focus of why she got into acting in the first place. She found herself focusing more on box office performance, and so, after wrapping two back to back projects, November Criminals and Brain on Fire, she decided to take a step back. Here's what she had to say below.

"So I pulled the plug on all my movies because I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again. I'm realizing that I can slow down."

While it wasn't mentioned specifically by name, one of those projects is most likely Universal Pictures' live-action take on The Little Mermaid, which she signed on for late last year, although we haven't had any updates on that movie since then. Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) is set to write the script, with Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children) set to direct. We're not sure if Universal and Focus Features will re-cast, or if they will just put the project on hold until Chloe Moretz is ready to return. It was recently announced that Disney is moving forward with their own live-action version of the classic fairy tale which is based upon their own animated movie from 1989.

Instead of acting, Chloe Moretz will focus on producing. She is currently working on two TV projects that will reportedly be shopped to prospective networks soon. She also debuted both November Criminals and Brain on Fire at the Toronto International Film Festival, before hitting the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, after her speech at the Democratic National Convention. Stay tuned for more on Chloe Moretz's acting hiatus.

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