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Outrage Watch: Scott Walker co-opts 'Star Wars Day,' fails spectacularly

4 May 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Maybe he should have thought this one through. Wisconsin governor and likely Republican presidential contender Scott Walker co-opted "Star Wars Day" via his official Twitter account, and the corny pandering did not go over well with most observers. First, the offending tweet: Hope for Republicans there still is. #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #StarWarsDay @StarWars -Tw pic.twitter.com/DEqTUQE5gA — Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) May 4, 2015 Responses ranged from the virtual throwing of tomatoes ("Booooooooooooooooo," stated one user succinctly) to taking aim at Wilson's clear lack of "Star Wars" knowledge ("You don't even realize that's a quote from two different characters,you giant jackass," wrote another) to the incongruity of his policies with those of the rebellion ("Yes, Luke Skywalker worked tirelessly to eliminate collective bargaining rights," sniped @branniganlynch). Here's a sampling of the Twitter outrage: @dklaming @ScottWalker @starwars this guy needs to be memed into every ill-fitting inspirational quote in films — nut industry fan »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Cunningham, Moreau join Bejo, Pattinson drama

6 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Shoot underway on Childhood of a Leader.

Berenice Bejo, Robert Pattinson and Stacy Martin have been joined by Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones), Yolande Moreau (Amelie) and Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage) for Brady Corbet’s directorial feature debut The Childhood of A Leader, which is shooting now on location in Hungary.

The film charts the birth of a terrifying ego during the rise of fascism in the early 20thcentury.

Protagonist reps international sales, Wme handles North America.

Corbet, best known for his work as an actor in Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Funny Games, co-wrote the script with Mona Fastvold.

The drama is a Unanimous Entertainment and Mact Films production in association with FilmTeam in Hungary. Funding comes from Media House Capital, Bow and Arrow Entertainment, Scope Pictures and Scion Pictures.

Producers are Chris Coen (Funny Games), Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Helena Danielsson (Beyond) and Istvan Major. Ron Curtis, Brian Young, Aaron L. Gilbert, [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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