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David Lowery Directing Episode Of 'Recitfy,' Gabourey Sidibe Reunites With Lee Daniels On 'Empire' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2014 3:38 PM
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While "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" director David Lowery hasn't set his next feature effort, he is getting back behind the camera at the moment, and doing his first TV project at the same time. The filmmaker tweeted today that has in the midst of work on episode of AMC's critically acclaimed series "Rectify."

SXSW Review: Strangely Funny 'Faults' Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead

  • By William Goss
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  • March 10, 2014 3:18 PM
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Ansel Roth (Leland Orser) already has plenty of faults—a once-renowned expert on cults, he’s now lost a TV show, a marriage and the rights to his latest book—but he’s looking for one more. To be specific, two worried parents (Beth Grant and Chris Ellis) hope that he can rescue 28-year-old Claire (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) from the grip of a group known simply as “Faults.” Being significantly indebted to his manager (Jon Gries) and all-but living out of his car, Ansel agrees to kidnap their daughter and subject her to a week-long “deprogramming” session (even though his only other attempt backfired quite publicly).

Watch: First Trailer For Divorce Comedy 'A.C.O.D.' Starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2013 4:41 PM
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“The big thing for us is about awareness of what an A.C.O.D. is,” director Stu Zicherman recently told EW. “There’s a lot of debate about [keeping] the title.” Well, keep they did and now comes the part of the campaign to let you know what it's all about. And that's just what the first trailer for "A.C.O.D." does, bringing together a whole bunch solid comedic talents for a tale about the effects splitting up....on everyone else...

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Will 'Kill The Messenger,' Margot Robbie To 'Focus' On Will Smith

  • By Jason Guimaron
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  • July 17, 2013 6:44 PM
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead is joining Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Michael K. Williams and Paz Vega in Michael Cuesta's "Kill The Messenger." Based on a true story, the film will depict the struggle of investigative journalist Gary Webb, who suffered a smear campaign in the late '90s/early '00s after uncovering how the CIA backed the 1980s Contra rebellion in Nicaragua by allowing the smuggling and distribution of Nicaraguan crack cocaine in California. Gary Webb lost his job after exposing this scheme, fell into depression and eventually committed suicide in 2004. He will be played by Jeremy Renner while Winstead will act as the editor of the San Jose Mercury News, the newspaper where Gary Webb published his contentious articles. The release is set for 2014.

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is An 'Honorable Woman,' Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins 2 Movies & More

  • By Jason Guimaron
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  • July 3, 2013 10:27 AM
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The past week or so has seen a number of notable actresses line up some choice projects, so here's a little recap of what's been going on around town....

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Digs Into John Hillcoat's 'Quarry' For Cinemax

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 18, 2013 5:54 PM
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Look out HBO, AMC and Netflix, here comes...Cinemax? Yep ,that would appear to be the case as the cable company are now swinging the auteur stick around, recently bagging Steven Sodebergh's period medical drama "The Knick" and now bagging another high profile filmmaker for an equally compelling new show.

Listen: First Track From Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Dan The Automator’s Musical Collaboration Got A Girl

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 21, 2013 1:25 PM
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Endearing, invested, and exceptional in her recent roles in “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” James Ponsoldt’s “Smashed,” and “The Spectacular Now,” actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has devoted some time on the side toward a musical outlet even as her star's been rising of late, and not without fine company. She and hip-hop producer Dan The Automator put together a band a year ago, Got A Girl, made a Twitter account just two days ago, and, just as quickly, have uploaded their first official track for the world to see.

Tina Fey Joins Jason Bateman In Dramedy 'This Is Where I Leave You'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 1, 2013 11:22 AM
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Tina Fey has certainly been keeping herself busy now that “30 Rock” is officially over. She stars in the upcoming rom-com “Admission” with Paul Rudd, her first starring role since 2010’s “Date Night,” and she’s currently filming “Muppets...Again!” sequel alongside Ricky Gervais. And now, she’s entering negotiations to join Jason Bateman in the comedy/drama “This Is Where I Leave You,” an adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Johnathan Tropper, who wrote the script himself.

Sundance Review: Wise & Mature 'The Spectacular Now' Marked By Strong Performances From Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 19, 2013 1:13 PM
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Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) is the charming, good time guy who lives in the moment. Self-assured, he’s the life of the party, popular and he and his girlfriend Cassidy (Brie Larson) breeze through their high school experience. Sutter and Cassidy are like a teenage power couple that rule parties thanks to their appeal and all the social lubricants at hand. But, writing an admission letter to the Dean of a university, Sutter reveals his life is at a crossroads. Thinking she's caught him with another girl, Cassidy has dumped him, when the truth is that Sutter was using his good-time skills to help get his timid friend Ricky (Masam Holden) laid. But Cassidy isn’t having it and Sutter can’t see why this is the straw that broke the camel’s back with her.

The Breakout Performances Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 11, 2012 1:56 PM
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One of the great thrills of being a movie fan is discovery. In a few weeks, we'll be rolling out our lists of the films we're looking forward to in 2013, many of which come from established names. And yet invariably, many of the best movies that will surprise us over the next twelve months will be ones that are, as yet, barely on our radar, from directors with no track record, and featuring actors who you wouldn't have been able to pick from a line up a few months earlier.

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