Though she narrowly missed out on an Oscar nomination for her work in The Descendants, Shailene Woodley has been a hot property in Hollywood since making the movie, and we’ve heard her name mentioned for projects like Carrie and Akira. Still, the 20-year-old has taken her time selecting a follow-up, and now that she’s got a free window coming up in her schedule (she’s got that day job on ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager, after all), Variety reports that Woodley has finally settled on The Spectacular Now, directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed) and written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, the (500) Days of Summer scribes. In the movie, adapted from the novel by Tim Tharp, Woodley will play a teenager at odds with an alcoholic high-school senior who lives only for the moment. You might even say that the two go toe-to-toe.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Shailene Woodley arrives at 13th Annual Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2012 Getty Images