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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard to duet in bluegrass film

19 August 2010 3:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news » The life of bluegrass music pioneer, Bill Monroe, will be brought to the big screen in a feature starring real life couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard.

Sarsgaard is set to portray Monroe while Gyllenhaal will easily play the musician’s lover Bessie Lee Mauldin.

Digital Spy overheard Gyllenhaal saying “Bill Monroe, who invented Blue Grass music, had a kind of Sid and Nancy-style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life.

T-Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri, who wrote ‘Thelma & Louise,’ wrote the script so we’re going to do that together.”

Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard married in May 2009.

The Monroe biopic would mark the second time that the twosome have worked together onscreen. Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard starred alongside each other in the 2005 Sundance Film Festival entry “The Dying Gaul.” They will be appearing on stage soon in the Gotham »


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Eddie Marsan, Tom Sturridge, and Romola Garai Begin Production on Junkhearts in London

2 June 2010 10:12 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Coded Pictures began production this week on the suspense drama Junkhearts in London, with a cast headed by Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky), Tom Sturridge (Pirate Radio), Romola Garai (Atonement), and newcomer Candese Reid.  The picture follows “a vulnerable ex-soldier haunted by his past, who finds himself manipulated by a young couple as they attempt to use his home as a drugs den.”  This is director Tinge Krishnan’s feature debut with a script from Simon Frank (The Dry Cleaner).  Hit the jump for the full press release.

Here’s the official press release:

Eddie Marsan, Tom Sturridge And Romola Garai Join “Junkhearts” As Film Cameras Roll In London

London: 1 June 2010 – Award winning actor Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky; Vera Drake, Sherlock Holmes) is joined by talented cast members: Tom Sturridge (The Boat That Rocked, Vanity Fair, Being Julia), Romola Garai (Vanity Fair, Atonement, I Capture the Castle) and newcomer Candese Reid in director »

- Brendan Bettinger

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