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Stephen Dorff, Christian Slater, Wes Bentley Join Indie Drug Thriller 'Rites Of Passage'

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 4, 2010 6:20 AM
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English Actress Kate Maberly Also In CastStephen Dorff, who might be experiencing a career renaissance after his turn in Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” is joining Christian Slater in the indie thriller “Rites of Passage.” Dorff and Slater, as well as another comeback kid Wes Bentley (who kicked a heroin habit in the last few years) and Kate Maberly ("Finding Neverland"), will be under the direction of screenwriter Peter Iliff (“Patriot Games," “Varsity Blues”). Also penned by Iliff, 'Passage' will serve as his directorial debut.

London Film Fest '10: 'Somewhere' Is A Shallow Disappointment From An Ossified Sofia Coppola

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 1, 2010 2:48 AM
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We're unashamed fans of Sofia Coppola here. Obviously, she's not great in "The Godfather Part III," but as far as her directing work goes, "The Virgin Suicides" stands as one of the stronger debuts in recent memory, "Lost In Translation," despite the backlash, is still pretty excellent, and even "Marie Antoinette," with its severely miscast leads, has a lot to like, not least one of the all-time greatest soundtrack compilations. So it's with a heavy heart that we report that her fourth film "Somewhere," is the film that Coppola's detractors have been warning us about all this time, and a tedious misfire.

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