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The street-smart Gotham girl is continuing her 2012 hot streak. Following summer turns in Killer Joe and The Dark Knight Rises, Juno Temple is now being courted for a project much more in line with William Friedkin than Christopher Nolan — a comparison Alexandre Aja might relish.
Variety let us know she, Joe Anderson (The Grey), and Kelli Garner (Pan Am) have all been corralled into supporting roles on the director’s newest picture, Horns, thus putting them in the company of Daniel Radcliffe and Max Minghella. As of this writing, news only reveals that Temple will be co-starring as Merrin Williams, the deceased girlfriend of Ig Perrish (Radcliffe) whose death serves as the primary mystery.
I do like that pick, so it’s only right to hope the character will give her more screentime than is typical of a dead character. (A more recent point of comparison would be Leonardo DiCaprio »
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Bob Weide – it's pronounced Wide-ee – directed Woody Allen: A Documentary (Bob also directed many episodes of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm).He tells me he's always regretted he couldn't call his son Woody, because Woody Weide would be a silly name. While working with Allen on the rather splendid documentary they used to send emails to each other: From: Weide To: Woody and back, From: Woody To: Weide.
However, in the doc, Woody takes Weide into his study and shows him the typewriter on which he still writes and has written every joke and script since he was 16 years old. So, how does Woody email? "He does have an iPhone," Bob tells me. "But he uses it to make calls, »
- Jason Solomons
Quentin Tarantino and Steve McQueen dared to tackle race and slavery with their latest projects, "Django Unchained" and "Twelve Years A Slave," and it looks like they've now paved the way for other filmmakers to follow suit. One such example is British helmer Amma Asante who's set to adapt the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle -- a half-black illegitimate daughter of renowned Admiral Sir John Lindsay, eventually taken in and raised as an aristocratic lady in 18th Century England by Lindsay's uncle William Murray, the Earl of Mansfield.
Most impressive is the cast Asante has managed to put together, which sees Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Larry Crowne," J.J. Abrams' short-lived "Undercovers") in the title role with rising stars Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, Emily Watson and Matthew Goode all co-starring alongside veterans Tom Wilkinson and Miranda Richardson. Gadon and Claflin are notably taking prominent roles respectively playing Belle's cousin and love interest, »
- Simon Dang
3 items from 2012
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