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Scientific fact: every movie is better for having a little Sam Rockwell in it. Whether it's in a lead role, like in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" or "Moon," or a scene-stealing supporting turn like in "Galaxy Quest" or the blockbuster "Iron Man 2," he's one of those actors who never gives a bad performance, and makes every picture he appears in that much better. Which is why, off the back of what's apparently an outstanding turn in "Seven Psychopaths," it can only be great news for actors-turned-first-time writers/directors Michael Godere and Ivan Martin, who according to Screen Daily have landed Rockwell to star in their feature debut "Why Now." And Rockwell's not the only one: Oscar winner and double-nominee Marisa Tomei and "The Hurt Locker" star Brian Geraghty are also on board the film. Godere and Martin, indie actors who also wrote the script as an entrée deeper into Hollywood, »

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