Wendy Mitchell
March 01, 2010 AT 06:15 PM EST

If you don’t know Zoe Kazan’s name yet, you will soon. The granddaughter of Elia Kazan has been causing quite a stir with her memorable supporting roles (such as naughty secretary Maureen in Revolutionary Road and Meryl Streep’s daughter Gabby in It’s Complicated), and now she’s getting her first starring role. In Bradley Rust Gray’s Tribeca Film Festival hit The Exploding Girl, she plays a college student home in New York for Spring Break whose life gets more complicated when she has changing feelings about a long-time platonic friend and her boyfriend back at school. Moody twentysomethings, spring in New York, hints of romance AND sadness — I’m certainly going to be watching this one.

The Exploding Girl opens starting March 12. Anyone else been impressed by Zoe Kazan in her supporting appearances so far?

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