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First Look: Kieran Darcy-Smith's 'Wish You Were Here' Starring Joel Edgerton & Teresa Palmer

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 5, 2011 3:37 AM
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Is Blue Tongue Films stalwart Kieran Darcy-Smith counting his lucky stars or what? While his directorial debut (previously going by "Say Nothing") was in production, the stock of two of his leading thespians -- Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer -- have risen astronomically which is sure to throw his film right into the spotlight.

Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer , Aimee Teegarden & More Go 'AWOL' In Vietnam War Drama

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • June 26, 2011 11:50 AM
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After taking on the role of Gale Hawthorne in the wildly-anticipated film adaptation of "The Hunger Games," Variety has announced that Liam Hemsworth will appear in the indie drama "AWOL" for first-time director Danny Mooney. Written by Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff, the film is based on a true story of a soldier (Austin Stowell) in Vietnam who is dumped by his girlfriend (Aimee Teegarden). Hemsworth will play the best friend who joins the the soldier in going AWOL ("Absent Without Leave") in order to return to the states to get her back. The story's action will be set against the backdrop of an anti-war movement at the University of Michigan. Fast-rising actress Teresa Palmer -- seen this year in "I Am Number Four" and "Take Me Home Tonight" -- is also among the cast, though her role is not yet known. Chris Lowell ("Private Practice") and Max Adler ("Glee") will round out the cast.

Teresa Palmer In Talks To Join Nicholas Hoult In Jonathan Levine's Zombie Romance 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 29, 2011 1:01 AM
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It's taken a little while, but it seems like Australian actress Teresa Palmer is starting to hit a groove. The 25-year-old actress broke out in 2005 with "Wolf Creek," and quickly found herself coming to Hollywood's attention, turning up in Adam Sandler's "Bedtime Stories" and "The Grudge 2." But then came a couple of setbacks: George Miller cast her as the villain, Talia al-Ghul, in his "Justice League" movie, but the film collapsed, and while Palmer originally had the female lead in Doug Liman's "Jumper" she was recast when the decision was made to age-up the characters.

Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish & Teresa Palmer Reading For Oliver Stone's 'Savages'; Uni Picks Up Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2011 9:37 AM
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Update: Deadline also tosses in Abbie Cornish as a possible contender as well.

Exclusive: Teresa Palmer Talks 'Take Me Home Tonight' & Her Return To Drama In 'Say Nothing'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2011 3:19 AM
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Though it finally hit theaters this weekend, "Take Me Home Tonight" had a bumpy road there, sitting on the shelf for a few years due to the heavy drug content in the film. However, actor and executive producer Topher Grace fought for the film, mega-producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer from Imagine Entertainment came in and encouraged Grace to keep the cut he wanted and he got the final boost of approval from Ryan Kavanaugh, the CEO of Relativity Media who released the movie. But the wait hasn't hurt the film as it boasts an array of talent -- Grace, Anna Farris, Chris Pratt among the ensemble -- whose profile has only gone up in the intervening time. Also making big strides since the movie wrapped is Teresa Palmer who plays Tori, the object of affection that powers the film. We recently spoke with the actress and she revealed that for her first big Hollywood film, she was just trying to keep up with her co-stars.

Exclusive: Teresa Palmer Talks 'Track Town'; Says It's A Mix Of 'The Wackness' & 'Thelma & Louise'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 4:35 AM
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Actress Plans On Making Writing & Directing Debut With The FilmWhile she's only been in handful of Hollywood films to date, it's undeniable that Teresa Palmer is an actress bound for big things. Still in the early bloom of her career, Palmer's presence hasn't gone unnoticed by studio types. Last month she starred in "I Am Number Four" while last summer she appeared in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and this weekend finds her taking a totally different sort of role in the comedy "Take Me Home Tonight." She auditioned for "The Amazing Spider-Man" and she was circling George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" until production delays on that film killed her potential involvement And while enticing projects continue to cross her desk, Palmer is ready to take her career by the reins, with big plans to write and direct.

George Miller Says 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Will Shoot In January 2012 (Weather Permitting)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 11:34 AM
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Teresa Palmer Says She's No Longer Involved With The Film"Rain rain go away, Come again another day. Little Johnny wants to play; Rain, rain, go to Spain, Never show your face again!"

Review: 'I Am Number Four' Is A Sci-Fi 'Twilight' With a Sense of Humor

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 17, 2011 4:41 AM
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Based on a novel co-authored by shamed memoirist James Frey, "I Am Number Four" is a sci-fi take on the same sort of material that has made 'Twilight' an international sensation. Instead of sparkly vampires, though, it's a handsome, hounded alien played by Alex Pettyfer that takes center stage. And while it succeeds in some respects, particularly in the fact that it has a sense of humor and some jaunty action set pieces, it all too often falls into the same draggy aimlessness that largely defines the 'Twilight' franchise.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Take Me Home Tonight' Is The R-Rated '80s Movie You Always Wanted

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 10:50 AM
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Generally, when a film sits around as long as "Take Me Home Tonight" (formerly known as "Kids In America") has (filming wrapped way back in 2007), the perception is that it's a road apple. But as Topher Grace related in December, it was actually the film's wanton approach to drugs that caused the hold up.

Watch: 'Take Me Home Tonight' Confirms That It's Incredibly Lame To Work At Suncoast Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2010 10:21 AM
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Ah, Suncoast Video. The one-time suburban staple of home video rentals is no more, but it lives on in "Take Me Home Tonight" a 1988-set comedy that seems to giving a big, huge nod to the '80s films of John Hughes.

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