Judi Dench & Steve Coogan To Star In Stephen Frears' 'Philomena Lee'

Stephen Frears is on a goddamn tear right now. He kicked off 2012 by heading to Sundance to premiere "Lay The Favorite," spent the spring shooting "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," and now will get another movie in front of cameras this fall. Damn. Who does he think he is, Terrence Malick? Frears has lined up Judi Dench and Steve Coogan to star in "Philomena." The tragicomedy is based on Martin Sixsmith's book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a 50 Year Search," a true story of about an Irish woman who searches for the illegimate son she gave up for adoption in the U.S. It's a truly heartbreaking tale in which innocence, naivety and hypocrisy all clash -- here's the full book synopsis: When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be
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