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Hilary Duff Lands New Acting Stint in Comic Drama Greta

October 2, 2007 (8:55 am) GMT
The former "Lizzie McGuire" star is billed to play the title character with Ellen Burstyn, Evan Ross, and Michael Murphy co-starring.

Coming off the success of her latest album "", has signed on to topline an interracial teen romance entitled "Greta" together with , , and , The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The multi-talented beauty will act as the titular character, a waitress who falls for an ambitious cook (Ross) at the restaurant where they work. Amidst their heating summer romance, she, however, has to overcome the concerns of her grandparents (Burstyn, Murphy) about her boyfriend's criminal past.

Filming is currently underway in New Jersey with Rick Rosenthal producing via his Whitewater Films shingle alongside Douglas Sutherland and Gary Dean Simpson. Pic marks the feature debut of music video helmer Nancy Bardawil as well as that of writer Michael Gilvary.

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