Watch the trailer for Pretty Persuasion
Pretty Persuasion accomplishes the nearly impossible feat of making the lives of privileged teenage girls into the stuff of sophisticated comedy, featuring a star-making lead performances by one of today's most exciting young actresses, Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, Upside of Anger).
Wood plays Kimberly Joyce, an insanely intelligent, wildly funny, shockingly cruel and sexy-beyond-her-years Beverly Hills teenager who will stop at nothing to become famous. Believing the world is an orchestra and she is the conductor, Kimberly masterfully manipulates all those around her. She convinces her two best friends to join her in a campaign against their befuddled teacher, Mr. Anderson, played to nebbishy perfection by Ron Livingston (Adaptation, Office Space). Kimberly entangles the entire Beverly Hills community in her carefully woven web of seduction and deceit. A clever comedy with many turns, Pretty Persuasion has an ending that nobody but Kimberly can predict!
Wood leads an all-star cast that also includes James Woods, Elisabeth Harnois, Jane Krakowski, Jaime King, and Selma Blair. It is the directorial debut of acclaimed video director Marcos Siega, and written by Skander Halim. It has its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.