After all those years serving up family-friendly television on The Gilmore Girls, apparently what Alexis Bledel really wants to do is kill people. Bledel, who played Rory Gilmore on The Gilmore Girls and also starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films, has signed on to play a teenage assassin in the indie drama Violet & Daisy. She’s replacing Carey Mulligan, who was originally cast in the role but dropped out over a scheduling conflict. The movie, which also stars Saoirse Ronan and James Gandolfini, has been described as a cross between Thelma & Louise, Superbad, and Pulp Fiction — which sounds both totally awesome and too good to be true. Then again, Violet & Daisy is the directorial debut of screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, who won an Oscar earlier this year for his screenplay for Precious, so we’re hopeful that description isn’t just hype.
We know Bledel has a knack for delivering snappy dialogue, but can you imagine her also popping caps in people? Does Bledel seem too squeaky clean to play a violent assassin? Or is that exactly what makes the idea appealing?