Variety — Aurora Perrineau to Star in Drama ‘Virginia, Minnesota’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Dave McNary – August 11th, 2016

Aurora Perrineau is starring in the coming-of-age drama “Virginia, Minnesota,” writer-director Daniel Stine’s debut feature film, Variety has learned exclusively.

Rushaway Pictures is producing “Virginia, Minnesota,” which centers on two young women torn apart by a childhood tragedy, who unexpectedly reunite by traveling back to their childhood home — a private residence for girls from troubled families. Perrineau, the daughter of Harold Perrineau, is playing one of the leads as a wry and cynical young woman from a small town.

Perrineau’s feature credits include Drake Doremus’ “Equals,” opposite Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult; director Jon Chu’s “Jem and the Holograms,” opposite Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott and Hayley Kiyoko; and Sony’s upcoming science-fiction thriller “Passengers,” portraying the best friend to Jennifer Lawrence’s character.

Her TV credits include “Pretty Little Liars” and “Chasing Life.”

Stine’s short films include “God and Vodka,” “Grape” and “The Championship Rounds.”

Perrineau is repped by APA.