Australian actress Mia Wasikowska has scored the female lead role in Restless, director Gus Van Sant’s follow-up to Milk ... Wasikowska will play Annabel Cotton, a terminally ill 16-year-old who falls in love with a death-obsessed teenage boy. Ron Howard and his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard are co-producing the film for Columbia Pictures
While Mia Wasikowska is definitely on a role and I like watching her on screen, the idea that a Gus Van Sant film - queer icon that he is - being produced by Ron Howard is a bizarre and confusing development. Will Howard dull Van Sant or will it be the other way around? I hope it's the latter, don't you?