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New Photos: Kristen Wiig In 'Imogene,' Elle Fanning In 'Ginger & Rosa,' 'At Any Price' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 30, 2012 5:34 PM
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Maybe we should call it Annette Bening day. The actress features in two new photos from two films arriving on the film festival circuit. First up is "Imogene," which is a starring vehicle for Kristen Wiig, developed by the 'SNL' comedienne before she took off in "Bridesmaids." Directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor"), the picture centers on a washed-up playwright (Wiig) who, after faking her own suicide as a ploy to get her ex-boyfriend's attention, winds up remanded to the custody of her wackily dysfunctional family. The picture also co-stars Bening, as you can see by the photo, Matt Dillon and "Glee" star Darren Criss.

Elle Fanning Dives Into 'Olive's Ocean'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 16, 2012 9:17 AM
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Last year was like a big coming out party for Elle Fanning. The actress gave impressive performances in films as disparate as J.J. Abrams’s “Super 8,” Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt," with all of these following her breakout turn in Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” the year before. So it’s no wonder that her profile is continuing to rise, and Deadline reports that Fanning will star in the young adult novel adaptation “Olive’s Ocean.”

First Images Of Michael Shannon In 'The Iceman,' Elle Fanning In 'Ginger & Rosa' & Hugh Laurie In 'Mr. Pip'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2012 12:06 PM
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One thing the TIFF announcement is always good for is reminding you of a few films that have been flying somewhat under the radar, and weren't necessarily expected to be seen before the end of the year. And the flurry of new images for Toronto-bound pictures has seen the first image from three such pictures, as well as one extra from another film that's similarly quiet-ish at present.

Hannah Murray Replaces Elle Fanning In 'God Help The Girl'; Emily Browning Joins The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 1:32 PM
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It was perhaps inevitable that Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian was going to move into filmmaking. For anyone who has followed the band over the years, you know that each album has usually arrived with an extensive story build around it, with appropriately theatrical artwork to go with it. Well, following a Kickstarter campaign and with the support of "Rushmore" producer Barry Mendel, the pieces all came together this spring for "God Help The Girl" with Elle Fanning and Brit actor Olly Alexander nabbing roles, but it looks like with production set to get underway, some changes have been made.

Elle Fanning & Olly Alexander To Topline Musical 'God Help The Girl' From Belle & Sebastian Frontman Stuart Murdoch

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 11, 2012 8:42 AM
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As occasionally popular as it can be ("Chicago" and "Hairspray" being some of the more recent hits), the musical hasn't changed much since its earliest film incarnations. "Moulin Rouge" aside (a film that experimented more with style than with form), films like "Mamma Mia" and the upcoming "Rock of Ages" could essentially have been 1930s musical comedies (apart from their pop soundtracks), and this year's Oscar hopeful "Les Miserables" is a 25-year-old stage show based on a 150-year-old novel.

Elle Fanning In Talks To Play Princess Aurora In 'Maleficent' Opposite Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 6:06 PM
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While Dakota Fanning's most recent big screen effort looks like this, her sister Elle Fanning has been the one with the lucky horseshoe lately. Counting David Fincher, Cameron Crowe, Sofia Coppola, J.J. Abrams and Francis Ford Coppola among the directors she's recently worked with, the actress is now looking to bank time with Angelina Jolie on the set of her next film.

Review: Feel-Good & Earnest 'We Bought A Zoo' Hits All The Heartwarming Notes

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 27, 2011 12:25 AM
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Pitched somewhere between an earnest and romantically idealistic chronicle of loss and hope and a poignant examination of grief and bitter pains of family, Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo," occasionally still slathers it on too thick with the saccharine sentimentality and telegraphed romantic clichés, but by and large, the picture still succeeds in its heartwarming aims thanks to its naked, heart-on-its sleeve sincerity. Not an easy trick in an age of cynicism and information, but one that ultimately works regardless.

Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola & Jane Campion's Daughter Alice Englert To Star In Sally Potter's 'Bomb'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2011 9:22 AM
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There aren't many experimental video and performance artists who can also say they've directed a film starring international megastar Johnny Depp, but Sally Potter is one of them. Well, the only one. Making her feature debut with the 1983 Julie Christie film "The Gold Diggers," she came to international attention with her excellent 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf's "Orlando," starring Tilda Swinton, before going on to make "The Tango Lesson," "The Man Who Cried" (which starred Depp and Cate Blanchett), and the underrated, spoken-entirely-in-iambic-pentameter "Yes," with Joan Allen.

TIFF '11 Review: Oh The Horror -- Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt' Is A Low-Rent Nightmare

  • By Cory Everett
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  • September 11, 2011 10:26 AM
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Francis Ford Coppola has played quite a few roles in his five-decade-long career. He started as a low-budget filmmaker in skin flicks and Roger Corman films before becoming an icon with a hugely impressive run of films that started with "The Godfather" and, arguably, ended with "Apocalypse Now." The director struggled throughout the '80s and '90s, first attempting to bankroll his expensive projects through his American Zoetrope label, then as a director for hire in Hollywood after a run of flops nearly bankrupted him. But instead of continuing to struggle within the studio system he instead opted to go independent again.

First Look: Val Kilmer & Elle Fanning In Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 26, 2011 4:24 AM
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After the recent set photo of Francis Ford Coppola and Elle Fanning on set of their the director's new film "Twixt," three new stills have been unveiled from its inclusion in the TIFF line-up including the first look at lead Val Kilmer, who stars as "a burnt-out mystery writer who gets mixed up in murder and evil in a California town."

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