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Whatever Guy Pearce does, we're going to sit up and pay attention. Over the past year and a half or so, the actor has played a charming cad in Todd Haynes' breathtaking "Mildred Pierce," tried on his action hero pants for "Lockout," popped up in "Prometheus" and sneered his way through "Lawless." He's got a number of interesting movies on the way with an equally diverse slate, with everything from "Iron Man 3" to "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus' next effort on his plate. And now another intriguing movie is being added to his schedule. Pearce is joining the lovely Rosamund Pike and Bryan Brown for "Violet Town." Based on Steven Carroll’s novel "The Art of the Engine Driver," the 1957-set story follows a couple that attend a neighbor's New Year's Eve party that results in some life altering revelations. Mark Joffe ("Spotswood") is at the helm for this one. »


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