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Exclusive: 2 New Photos Of 'The Girl' Starring Abbie Cornish & New Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 1:58 PM
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As immigration reform once again becomes a hotly debated topic among the halls of Washington power players, there is perhaps no better time for "The Girl" to be hitting theaters. After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring, and hitting the Austin Film Festival last year as well, the picture is finally gearing up for audiences everywhere. And we have some exclusive new images and a featurette for the picture that boasts a strong lead turn from Abbie Cornish.

Review: Abbie Cornish Shines, But The Questionable 'The Girl' Remains Ethically Dubious

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 14, 2012 10:05 AM
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Well-told, well-shot and featuring a strong, but restrained and internalized performance from actress Abbie Cornish, director David Riker's "The Girl" is a mannered and in-the-pocket indie drama that might be a total subdued winner if it weren't for its dubious political ideologies, an irony considering the film's DNA is clearly built on humanist tendencies. While the Australian Cornish does have mild issues with sticking the landing on her Texas accent, it's her meatiest role since the deeply underrated "Bright Star" and lesser-seen, but no less valuable indies like "Somersault" and "Candy" (the latter featuring her going toe-to-toe with Heath Ledger and giving as good as she got) and she makes the most of it. 

Exclusive: Poster For 'The Girl' Starring Abbie Cornish; Set For December 14th Oscar Qualifying Run Before Release In March 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 10:38 AM
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As readers of The Playlist already know, we think Abbie Cornish is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Arthouse audiences already know she's got the goods, giving strong performances in Cate Shortland's "Somersault" (her breakout turn) and Jane Campion's gorgeous and underrated "Bright Star." Hollywood was certainly paid attention, with the actress scoring supporting parts in a variety of films including "Sucker Punch," "Seven Psychopaths," "Limitless" and next summer's "RoboCop." But for those looking for another leading turn by Cornish, she's got a new movie on the way.

New Pics From 'Seven Psychopaths' Plus Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 5:40 PM
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After more than forty images and three TV spots debuted for "Seven Psychopaths" last week, you would think that were wouldn't be much left to show from the movie without feeling like you've seen the whole thing already. But for those who just can't wait until next week, a few more peeks have arrived.

Abbie Cornish Joins 'Fellini Black And White'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 5:34 PM
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We seem to be in a classic Hollywood revival at the moment with three projects about or inspired by Hitchcock on the way -- "The Girl," "Hitchcock" and "Bates Motel" -- a film about Grace Kelly in "Grace Of Monaco," a new documentary about Marilyn Monroe hitting TIFF next month and more. And adding to the pile is "Fellini Black And White," which has nabbed a new actress to its already strong cast.

Abbie Cornish In Talks To Play Joel Kinnaman's Wife In 'Robocop' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2012 11:55 AM
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Last year wasn't a great one for Australian actress Abbie Cornish. She's been high on our radars since Cate Shortland's great "Somersault" (which also introduced the world to Sam Worthington) in 2004, and looked as if she might break out to the big time with a great performance in Jane Campion's "Bright Star" three years back, and 2011 saw her appear in a number of high profile projects. But while she starred in the sleeper hit "Limitless" (albeit in a thankless role), she also featured in "W.E." and "Sucker Punch," which numbered among the two most painful cinemagoing experiences of last year. And while she was in contention for major parts in films like "Prometheus," "The Great Gatsby" and "The Invisible Woman," she was beaten out for each of them.

Alice Braga, Abbie Cornish, Ben Mendelsohn & Sullivan Stapleton Lead 'Wolf Creek' Helmer Greg Mclean's 'Kill Me Three Times'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 8, 2012 9:24 AM
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Greg Mclean didn't exactly replicate the success of his break-out horror flick "Wolf Creek" with croc-thriller follow-up "Rogue." And while it seemed he was set to shoot a sequel to "Wolf Creek" early this year, legal troubles have since delayed the production, with no end in sight. The delay, however, might just be a blessing in disguise, with the helmer now set to tackle a new Australian thriller with an exciting cast in tow.

Abbie Cornish & Brendan Gleeson To Star In Thriller 'An Ordinary Man' Directed By Brad Silberling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2012 3:00 PM
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"An Ordinary Man" directed by Brad Silberling....does it sound vaguely familiar? Well, if you have a good memory, you might remember this project came up on the radar two years ago but it now looks like things are ready to press forward.

Tribeca: David Riker & Abbie Cornish Discuss Immigration Tale 'The Girl'

  • By John Lichman
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  • April 26, 2012 3:45 PM
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Known for his neo-realist film about the plight of Latin American immigrants living in New York City, "La Ciudad," indie writer/director David Riker has spent the better part of 14 years evolving story of his latest feature, "The Girl" which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. In the minimalist drama, Abbie Cornish plays Ashley, a minimum wage earner working in a podunk South Texas chain store, who is determined to get her son back; taken by child services after a drunken mistake. She finds out her wandering, absentee father (Will Patton) is on a self-proclaimed "lucky streak" which turns out to mean he's using his truck driving job to sneak Mexican immigrants into the country. When she tries her hand at it out of desperation, it goes terribly wrong --except she now has to deal with Rosa (Maritza Santiago Hernandez), a little girl that forces her to help find her mother and deal with her actions.

Tribeca Review: Abbie Cornish Shines, But The Questionable 'The Girl' Remains Ethically Dubious

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 22, 2012 10:24 AM
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Well-told, well-shot and featuring a strong, but restrained and internalized performance from actress Abbie Cornish, director David Riker's "The Girl" is a mannered and in-the-pocket indie drama that might be a total subdued winner if it weren't for its dubious political ideologies, an irony considering the film's DNA is clearly built on humanist tendencies. While the Australian Cornish does have mild issues with sticking the landing on her Texas accent, it's her meatiest role since the deeply underrated "Bright Star" and lesser-seen, but no less valuable indies like "Somersault" and "Candy" (the latter featuring her going toe-to-toe with Heath Ledger and giving as good as she got) and she makes the most of it.

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