Abigail Breslin may not have won the title of Little Miss Sunshine, but she's about to be crowned an "American Girl."
According to Variety, the recent Oscar nominee has booked a pair of high profile leading roles, opposite Jodie Foster in the Walden Media-produced "Nim's Island" and in the doll-based feature "American Girl."
In "American Girl," set to begin production on June 4, Breslin would play Kit Kittredge, a popular doll with a Depression Era backstory. Ann Peacock ("The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe") wrote the film, set up at Picturehouse and HBO Films.
"Nim's Island" also goes into production this summer at some point for 20th Century Fox. Based on the book by Wendy Orr, it's the story of Nim, who lives on a remote South Pacific island with her scientist dad. When her father gets isolated, Nim's only connection to the outside world is her e-mail correspondence with a reclusive author.
Breslin, who turns 11 later this month, received Oscar and SAG nominations this year for her work in "Little Miss Sunshine." She's also appeared on episodes of "Ghost Whisperer" and "Grey's Anatomy" and in features including "Raising Helen" and "Keane."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times