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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.

New Photos: 'Imogene' Starring 'Bridesmaids' Star Kristen Wiig

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 24, 2012 11:22 AM
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Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the directors of "American Splendor," HBO's 2011 drama "Cinema Verite" and the underrated 2010 indie "The Extra Man," return to the world of dark comedy this year with a break-out SNL star as their lead in "Imogene."

Tribeca Review: Despite Myriad Celebrity Cameos 'Revenge For Jolly!' Is Excruciating

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 22, 2012 1:18 PM
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Kudos to Brian Petsos, a bit actor who has pulled off an Orson Welles-level achievement in not only nabbing a brilliant cast to star in “Revenge For Jolly!” which he wrote, but also having the clout to save the lead role for himself. Welles did this with his talent, vision and status as a cinematic titan. Petsos, if we’re being charitable, most likely had to resort to blackmail, extortion and/or just plain bribery, as “Revenge For Jolly!” may be the most excruciating 80+ minutes you spend in a theater this year.

Emily Blunt To Say 'All You Need Is Kill' With Tom Cruise; Top Contender For 'Thin Man' Along With Emma Stone & Kristen Wiig

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2012 3:42 PM
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Tom Cruise is back baby, and the actor hasn't been slowing down for a second, eager to strike with the moment is still hot. But a side-story to his recent string of movies has been the bevy of beauties he's lined up to star with. Paula Patton and Lea Seydoux prowled "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol"; Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough feature in "Oblivion" and Rosamund Pike stars in "One Shot." And another talented, and yes attractive, lead is lining up for Cruise's next big screen undertaking.

Johnny Depp's 'Thin Man' Has Eva Green, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Wiig, Emily Blunt & Isla Fisher Battling For Co-Starring Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2012 3:57 PM
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So, who's gonna be the lucky lady to star opposite Johnny Depp in this brewing remake/reboot of "The Thin Man"? Well, no surprise that the biggest actor on the planet has his pick of leading ladies.

Kristen Wiig To Star In Action/Comedy From 'Descendants' Writers Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; 'The Way, Way Back' To Star Sam Rockwell & Allison Janney

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 29, 2012 9:40 AM
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Winning an Oscar Sunday night for Best Adapted Screenplay, for an acclaimed film directed by Alexander Payne and starring ultimate modern movie star George Clooney, probably sounds a lot better in meetings than being the two guys who play outrageous character parts on shows like “Community” and “Party Down.” As much as we appreciate Jim Rash’s role as Dean Pelton, along with his frequently hilarious writing partner Nat Faxon’s appearance in Broken Lizard comedies, something about being fresh off an Oscar win for adapting “The Descendants” for the big screen has done wonders for both gentlemen’s careers.

Kristen Wiig To Join Ben Stiller In 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 4:13 PM
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We're not going to mention the B-word at this point -- you've heard enough already -- but needless to say, the recent reports that Kristen Wiig's next project thus far was only going to be the "The Comedian" directed by Sean Penn and co-starring Robert De Niro has changed pretty fast.

Sean Penn-Directed 'The Comedian' Will Be Kristen Wiig's Next Film; Reason For Not Doing 'Bridesmaids' Is To Avoid 'SNL' Curse

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 19, 2012 11:15 AM
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Yes, we know. It's hasn't even been 24 hours since we last weighed in on the whole "Kristen Wiig isn't doing a 'Bridesmaids' sequel" revelation, but in never-ending conversation, no one has really talked about what she's actually doing next. However, Vulture now report that while the actress definitely has no intention of doing a sequel to the 2011 box office hit, her only project for 2012 so far is joining Sean Penn and Robert De Niro for "The Comedian," with shooting planned to take place during her 'SNL' hiatus, begining in June.

Kristen Wiig Finally Weighs In, Says She's "Not Planning" Another 'Bridesmaids' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2012 1:41 PM
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So far, we've heard from Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Judd Apatow and Paul Feig regarding the rumored plans Universal has for making a "Bridesmaids" sequel whether or not star, co-writer and co-creator Kristen Wiig comes back on board. Generally, the consensus from the rest of the cast has been without Wiig, there's no reason for them to come back. And for producer and director Apatow and Feig, it's all about having a worthy concept, and if not, they're not inclined to rehash the formula.

Judd Apatow, Paul Feig & The Final Word On The Much-Discussed 'Bridesmaids' Sequel: We'll Do A Sequel If & When A Worthy Idea Surfaces

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 13, 2012 4:54 PM
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God, the "Bridesmaids" sequel conversation has to stop. It all started when Universal said they'd consider making a sequel with or without lead actress Kristen Wiig (who wrote the script with her pal Annie Mumolo). Of course they would: the hilarious and successful comedy became the highest-grossing R-rated female-led comedy of all time (domestically) last year (outgrossing "Sex and the City" by about $17 million in North America). They'd love a repeat of that financial success. But cast members quickly said the obvious aloud: a sequel without Wiig would be a terrible idea, and producer Judd Apatow pretty much said the same. But the wishful-thinking crowd got a little bit more excited for a sequel when co-star  Wendi McLendon-Covey gave them all a little hope and said Wiig could star in a sequel after all (so far, she's been fairly disinterested in returning to the territory and told THR she was writing something else).

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