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Kate Bosworth and Director Kat Coiro Reunite in 'Untitled Italy Project'

17 June 2011 3:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kate Bosworth is preparing to shoot "Untitled Italy Project" -- her third movie with director Kat Coiro. The movie is about Jane Byrne, a married woman played by Bosworth who, while writing a memoir about her grandmother, begins an affair with the 19-year-old Caleb on the Italian island of Ischia. Byrne's husband, Leonard, played by Iddo Goldberg, is a tightly-wound viola player from London. Coiro co-wrote and directed "L!fe Happens," also with Bosworth. That movie premieres at this weekend's Los Angeles Film Festival. She also directed the Funny or Die short "Idiots," »

- Joshua L. Weinstein

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Krysten Ritter's Life Inspires Her Film 'L!fe Happens'

17 June 2011 2:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

"L!fe Happens," which screens June 18 and 21 at the L.A. Film Festival, is about two best friends whose lives change when one of them gets pregnant. It was born from the friendship between actors and co-writers Krysten Ritter ("She's Out of My League," "Breaking Bad") and Kat Coiro ("Murdering Mama's Boy," "Idiots"). The writing partners were driving through L.A.'s Rampart district with Coiro's baby in the back seat when inspiration struck. Recalls Ritter, "These guys pulled up next to us, and we're silly and we're kind of making eyes at them, and then the baby cries. And we're like 'Oh, my God, that's it!' So [Coiro's] real-life baby really inspired this whole story and journey in our lives." Ritter and Coiro had been trying to create something in the vein of "Swingers" for women. Ritter says, "We were finding a lot of double standards where you can't have girls. »

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