According to Variety, Australian actress Toni Collette and New Zealand teenager and Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes will co-star in the comedy Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger, written and directed by Cathy Randall. The movie is a coming-of-age story about a 13-year old girl trying to fit into a posh private school as well as an ordinary public school. Blueburger will be distributed by Walt Disney Co. Buena Vista Intl. in Australia and New Zealand and by Lightning Entertainment in the rest of the world. Hughes was the youngest ever best actress Oscar nominee in 2003 for Whale Rider and is currently filming New Line's Nativity; I'm looking forward to this one -- mainly I'm interested in seeing how Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) will tell the story of the Virgin Mary. Collette, who starred in In Her Shoes (which, as chick flicks go, wasn't too bad with the sparkling Collette and Elizabeth Bishop), is, as we reported earlier, involved in an independent project called Dead Girl and The Night Listener.

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