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'Skins' & 'Wuthering Heights' Star Kaya Scodelario Joins YA Adaptation 'The Maze Runner'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 10:40 AM
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It looks like we weren't the only ones who've had eyes on Kaya Scodelario. An actress we put on our list of 15 Breakout Artists To Watch From The 2013 Sundance Film Festival, she broke out on the UK series "Skins," took small parts in "Moon" and "Clash Of The Titans" and then led Andrea Arnold's experimental "Wuthering Heights." She hit Park City in January with "Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes" (taking over a part originally intended for Rooney Mara), and now she's bagged a franchise to call her own.

Sundance Review: 'Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes' Is A Frustrating Sea Of Clichés

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 27, 2013 12:11 PM
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There is a widely held stereotype that the Sundance Film Festival is just dour, depressing films – dramas about addiction and family dysfunction and infidelity and incest and on and on – and outside of the occasional “Little Miss Sunshine”-type breakout, the festival wouldn’t really hold much interest for a large portion of the viewing public. Of course festivalgoers know this is not the case at all and if you dig deep enough into any category you’ll find a wide array of films from comedies to dramas to science fiction to any combination thereof.

15 Breakout Artists To Watch From The 2013 Sundance Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 25, 2013 1:06 PM
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There's still a couple days left of this year's Sundance Film Festival, but for all intents and purposes it's winding down. Most of the press have departed, pretty much every major movie has screened at least once, and many of them have been bought, or will be over the next few days.

Watch: First Clip Of Jessica Biel & Kaya Scodelario In Sundance Entry 'Emanuel & The Truth About Fishes'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 18, 2013 5:16 PM
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Now that Sundance ’13 is officially underway, as expected, more clips and trailers are popping up online from some of the festival’s most anticipated films. One such film is “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes.” This upcoming drama, from "Tanner Hall" director Francesca Gregorini stars Jessica Biel and Kaya Scodelario and in the one-minute clip, we get to catch a glimpse of their characters, as well as the film’s style and tone.

Eddie Marsan, Shirley Henderson, Sean Harris, Kaya Scodelario & More To Star In Sean Durkin's 'Southcliffe'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 2, 2012 11:22 AM
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Thanks to the jaw-droppingly good “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” Sean Durkin has established himself as one of the most promising directors around. We’re going to be all kinds of excited about any project he announces, and on his slate at the moment is the Janis Joplin biopic “Janis” (presumably not starring Jenna Maroney) and the four-part TV drama “Southcliffe” for British network Channel 4. The latter is penned by “Red Riding” scribe Tony Grisoni, and it looks like Durkin is starting to assemble a strong British cast for the project.

Watch: Stunning New Trailer For Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 7, 2012 12:16 PM
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There are a number of high-profile classic literary adaptations coming out in the next few months, including (but not limited to) Joe Wright's stage-bound "Anna Karenina," Mike Newell's stately "Great Expectations," and "Fish Tank" director Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights." We're not sure why people aren't really talking about Arnold's adaptation -- it was one of the absolute highlights of Venice last year for us -- but hopefully after this new trailer (courtesy of Vulture), they will be.

Kaya Scodelario Replaces Rooney Mara For Indie-Drama 'Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 14, 2011 10:45 AM
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Just yesterday, we reported that current "it girl" Rooney Mara had amicably split with "Tanner Hall" co-helmer Francesca Gregorini for her next feature, "Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes," as she had grown too old for the part of the 17 year old lead. Variety now report that another rising thesp, Kaya Scodelario, has taken over the part.

Watch: Moody Teaser Trailer For Andrea Arnold's Outstanding 'Wuthering Heights'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 19, 2011 1:01 AM
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This writer saw several films that verged on greatness at the Venice Film Festival this year, but none quite blew us away like Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights." We'd liked "Red Road," and greatly admired "Fish Tank," but her new film, an adaptation of Emily Brontë's literary classic, is really something special, a masterly reinvention of a great tale, with the year's best lensing, courtesy of Robbie Ryan and a true command of cinema, taking on Terrence Malick at his own game and, against the thematically similar "Tree of Life" at least, winning.

Venice '11 Review: 'Wuthering Heights' Is A Superb, Groundbreaking Adaptation Of The Classic Tale

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 6, 2011 3:16 AM
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One of the most exciting talents to emerge out of the U.K. in the last decade or so is Andrea Arnold. The former television presenter won an Oscar for her short film "Wasp" in 2005, and made her feature debut the following year with the powerful, gritty thriller "Red Road." 2009 saw her follow it up with another kitchen-sink type film, showcasing some incredible perfrmances, namely the drama "Fish Tank," which gathered even more acclaim, and allowed the director to make inroads internationally. Her choice of a third film raised some eyebrows, however: Arnold was selected to helm a long-in-the-works film version of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights."

Kaya Scodelario Joins Dakota Fanning & Jeremy Irvine In 'Now Is Good'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 28, 2011 2:40 AM
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Here's a girl who's going places. After breaking out on popular British series "Skins," Kaya Scodelario already has the leading role in Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic "Wuthering Heights" on the horizon which, if all the attention Katie Jarvis got for "Fish Tank" is anything to go by, will surely bring her further into the spotlight when it finally premieres sometime this fall.

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