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Two stars whose films premiered at Toronto -- Marisa Tomei with Ruba Nadda's "Inescapable" and Sam Rockwell with Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" -- have signed on for "Why Now," a indie comedy that will shoot over three weeks in upstate New York this November. Michael Godere and Ivan Martin wrote and will direct and star alongside Tomei, Rockwell and Brian Geraghty. Parts & Labor is producing. Here's more from ScreenDaily. In Collider's early review of "Inescapable" they mention the film's inevitable comparisons to "Taken" but say that "it could have been better than 'Taken.'" They continue; "Tomei may be grossly miscast, but she’s a minor misstep in a film that constantly stumbles over its potential.  Cinema doesn’t have too many Arab heroes.  A country like Syria is always a place for danger, but never a vital part of the protagonist’s »

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