Taissa Farmiga's horrors are turning into her hirings.
The much younger sister of former Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga may have gotten her breakthrough in the television horror business when she was plucked to headline the premiere season of "American Horror Story" after a small appearance in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut "Higher Ground," but she'll be taking steps three and four in the direction of crime-related films.
Farmiga and most of her "Horror Story" castmates are being replaced for the second season, as showrunners announced in December their plans to have each new season of the series spotlight a separate haunting (with a new family and location).
According to Variety, Farmiga has nothing to be spooked about, though, as she's landed two back-to-back movie leads.
First, she'll portray the love interest of a teenage street gang member sent to maximum security prison in "Jamesy Boy," an indie film written and directed by Trevor White ("Day 21"). Also attached to that project are Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, James Woods and Spencer Lofranco.
After that, she'll begin on Sofia Coppola's "Bling Ring" (which includes recently added cast member and "Harry Potter" alum, Emma Watson), a film which tells the true story of a group of burglars who between the years 2008 and 2009 stole millions from Hollywood celebrities' homes. Victims of this so-called "Burglar Bunch" included the likes of Megan Fox and hubby Brian Austin Green, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and his wife model Miranda Kerr, among others. Coppola will write and direct the feature.
Looks like Taissa Farmiga, though 21 years her junior, is following in her sister's impressive career footsteps by stealing these great film roles. Guess the apple doesn't fall far from, well, the other apple.