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Julia Stiles To Star In Mary Pickford biopic – The First!

1 February 2013 12:16 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

As you already see from our title – Julia Stiles is set to star in an upcoming Mary Pickford biopic The First, which comes from director Jennifer DeLia. Stiles will join previously announced Lily Rabe, Michael Pitt and Ryan Simpkins, and accodring to the latest reports – she will come on board to play Frances Marion, one of the top screenwriters during the early 20th Century!

So, at this moment we know that Jennifer DeLia will direct The First from Josh Fagin‘s script which is based on Eileen Whitfield‘s biography Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood which will tell us the story of a woman so ahead of her time who was living one of the most romantic love stories of all time.

As for the above mentioed cast – Lily Rabe is already set to play Pickford, while Michael Pitt is set to play Owen Moore.

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Julia Stiles Joins Mary Pickford Biopic

1 February 2013 6:28 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Julia Stiles has joined the cast of "The First," Jennifer DeLia's biopic about Mary Pickford.

Mary (played by Lily Rabe) was one of the early Canadian pioneers in Hollywood and went on to found the United Artists studio with other stars including Charlie Chaplin.

She also had a troubled marriage, blighted by the alcoholism and insecurity of her husband (played by Michael Pitt).

Stiles will play Frances Marion, one of the top screenwriters during the early 20th Century who collaborated on numerous projects with Pickford.

Ryan Simpkins also stars in the Josh Fagin-scripted film. Julie Pacino, Said Zahraoui and Dominick Fairbanks will produce.

Shooting kicks off later this year.

Source: Variety »

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