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Julia Stiles has joined the cast of the Mary Pickford biopic "The First" to play famed screenwriter Frances Marion, Poverty Row Entertainment announced Thursday. Marion was the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, taking the prize in 1930 for "The Big House." She collaborated often with Pickford, writing the scripts for "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "The Poor Little Rich Girl." "The First," based on Eileen Whitfield's biography, "Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood," tells the story of one of Hollywood's first superstars. "Julia is someone I could instantly envision »


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