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Toronto -- Cynthia Nixon is attached to play reclusive poet Emily Dickinson in a new biopic from British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth). The film will trace Dickinson's life from precocious schoolgirl to the tortured recluse who saw only seven of her more than 1,000 poems published in her lifetime. After her death, Dickinson was recognized as one of the greatest American poets of all time. Photos: Toronto Film Festival Opening Day: 'Looper' Premiere, 'American Beauty' Reading "I wrote the screenplay with Cynthia in mind," Davies said. "It was the kind of dream casting you hope for. I

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