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Pill prescribed for female lead in 'Dear Wendy'

6 October 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Newcomer Alison Pill has swallowed the female lead role in Thomas Vinterberg's Dear Wendy, starring opposite Billy Elliott topper Jamie Bell. Set in a small mining town in West Virginia, Dear Wendy centers on Dick Bell), an ingenious teenager who finds a friend and confidant in a pistol after losing his father. Pill is set to play Susan, a friend of Bell's character, who is a loser often lost in a world of her own. The project, which is currently lensing in Denmark, was penned by Lars von Trier, who reportedly handed it over to Vinterberg so he could prep the third installment of his trilogy, Manderlay. Sisse Graum Olsen is producing. Pill is repped by WMA and Joanie Burstein at the Burstein Company. Her credits include Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, What Girls Learn and the upcoming Pieces of April. She also recently completed Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. »

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