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Maggie Gyllenhaal in Bill Monroe’s Biopic

19 August 2010 10:54 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

So, back in June, we all had a chance to hear a rumor about Peter Sarsgaard’s possible involvement in a Bill Monroe’s biopic, written by Callie Khouri.

Today, we’re here to report that Sarsgaard’s wife and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Nanny McPhee Returns, Crazy Heart, Away We Go, The Dark Knight) will be the part of the upcoming project as well.

Maggie Gyllenhaal described her role this way:

Bill Monroe, who invented bluegrass music, had a kind of Sid and Nancy style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life and T-Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri – who wrote Thelma & Louise – wrote the script so we’re going to do that together.”

Not bad at all! Especially with that Oscar winning team on board, and Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards) in charge for directing the whole thing!

For all Gyllenhaal fans out there, »

- Fiona

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Updates Hysteria, Bill Monroe Biopic

19 August 2010 5:46 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang opened in the UK earlier this year and this coming Friday it’s being released in the Us, now with the slight change in title: Nanny McPhee Returns.

During press interviews for the film, Maggie Gyllenhaal updated the status of two upcoming film projects: Hysteria, and an untitled Bill Monroe biopic.

The first, Hysteria, is  a rom-com centered on the invention of the vibrator. Hysteria is set to be directed by Tanya Wexler from a script by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer. The second film, an untitled biopic of music legend Bill Monroe, will see her acting alongside her husband Peter Sarsgaard. Finn Taylor is currently attached to direct.

Here’s what Maggie Gyllenhaal had to say of her involvement in Hysteria:

In Hysteria I play a firecracker whose father is a doctor who is in the business of curing hysterical women. He »

- Jamie Neish

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Star in Bill Monroe Biopic with Peter Sarsgaard

18 August 2010 8:19 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While working the press rounds for Nanny McPhee Returns, Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed that she would star alongside husband Peter Sarsgaard in a biopic of musician Bill Monroe.  She described her role in the film,

Bill Monroe, who invented bluegrass music had a kind of Sid and Nancy style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life and T-Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri — who wrote Thelma & Louise — wrote the script so we’re going to do that together.” [Screen Crave]

Sounds like an interesting project, and it’s worth noting that both names Ms. Gyllenhaal mentioned are Oscar winners; Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards) is on board as director.  Following her appearance in the Nanny McPhee sequel, Gyllenhaal will next be seen Hysteria, in which she has an “unexpected love affair” with the man who accidentally invents the vibrator.  Hmm. »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Sarsgaard Looks Into Bluegrass Roots

1 July 2010 12:33 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Peter Sarsgaard is set to star in a biopic of famed bluegrass musician Bill Monroe according to The Wrap.

Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys band pioneered the genre in a career that spanned six decades and nearly twenty albums. The film is expected to follow the mold of Johnnie Cash biopic "Walk The Line" and Finn Taylor ("Cherish," "The Darwin Awards") will direct.

Sarsgaard has brought Callie Khouri ("Thelma And Louise") onto the independently-financed production to re-write an early script draft. The pair's other halves, musician T. Bone Burnett and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, both worked on "Crazy Heart" and Burnett may be involved in a similar capacity here. »

- Garth Franklin

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[Biopic News] Streep To Run Britain, Penn To Get Surfwise, Saarsgard To Blue Grass

1 July 2010 11:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Academy voters are already putting in their ballots for these two performances: Meryl Streep has signed on to play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for director Phyllida Lloyd, who Streep worked with on Mamma Mia!, while Sean Penn has signed on the play Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, the patriarch of “surfing’s first family.” Streep’s film is called The Iron Lady, the script written by Abi Morgan, co-financed by Pathe and Film4 and described as a “story of a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and insightful portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.” [THR] Thatcher made as many enemies as she did friends (if not more), and was regarded by many to be brutal in her tactics and conservation decisions. Streep should destroy the role, »

- Dan Mecca

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Casting Bits: Ashley Greene, Peter Sarsgaard & Teresa Palmer

30 June 2010 11:28 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time. First up, Deadline reports Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga) will star along Miley Cyrus in Lol. Greene will play Cyrus' nemesis in the remake of the 2009 French film Laughing Out Loud. The story follows a mother, Anne, and daughter, Lola who begin bonding after Lola's mom "accidentally" reads her teenage daughter's racy journal, and realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown. Read on! Second, The Wrap reports that Peter Sarsgaard (Knight & Day, An Education) is attached to star in a biopic of bluegrass musician Bill Monroe. The film, directed by Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards) is apparently quite the passion project »

- Ethan Anderton

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Peter Sarsgaard To Star In Bill Monroe Biopic

30 June 2010 3:44 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When you have parts in big budget action films, it.s only natural to want to do some smaller, independent filmmaking. Peter Sarsgaard thinks so at least. The Wrap is reporting that Sarsgaard is slated to star in an upcoming biopic about the .Father of Bluegrass. Bill Monroe. Sarsgaard is a longtime fan of Monroe's and had approached script writer Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) about helping her rewrite the early draft. Sarsgaard would play the legendary musician with director Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards) on board to helm the project. The mandolin-playing Bill Monroe, along with his band .The Blue Grass Boys,. is credited with creating the bluegrass style of music (taken from his band name). He came from a large musical family and both his parents died before he reached the age of seventeen. Monroe went on to form his band and rise in the music scene during »

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Peter Sarsgaard To Star In Billy Monroe Biopic

30 June 2010 3:44 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When you have parts in big budget action films, it.s only natural to want to do some smaller, independent filmmaking. Peter Sarsgaard thinks so at least. The Wrap is reporting that Sarsgaard is slated to star in an upcoming biopic about the .Father of Bluegrass. Billy Monroe. Sarsgaard is a longtime fan of Monroe's and had approached script writer Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) about helping her rewrite the early draft. Sarsgaard would play the legendary musician with director Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards) on board to helm the project. The mandolin-playing Billy Monroe, along with his band .The Blue Grass Boys,. is credited with creating the bluegrass style of music (taken from his band name). He came from a large musical family and both his parents died before he reached the age of seventeen. Monroe went on to form his band and rise in the music scene during »

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