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Duplass Bros. Developing Teacher/Student Relationship Drama 'A Teacher' For HBO

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 12, 2014 5:24 PM
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A Teacher
One of the more striking little flicks of last year was “A Teacher,” Hannah Fidell's debut film about a teacher having a liaison with one of her male pupils. It wasn't perfect (read our review), but it was a good piece of work about a difficult subject (see also: “Notes on a Scandal”). And now we're going to see that story unfold on a bigger scale.

Kristen Stewart Takes 'Anesthesia,' Christopher Walken & Lenny Kravitz Team Are Father & Son In ‘Little Rootie Tootie’ & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2013 12:27 PM
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Kristen Stewart continues to line up her post-"Twilight" schedule with interesting gigs. Having already wrapped the Guantanamo Bay drama "Camp X-Ray" and Olivier Assayas' "Sils Maria," she'll next tackle the indie "Anesthesia." The actress has booked a small role in Tim Blake Nelson's film "about a group of New Yorkers whose lives are touched by the same philosophy professor." Production is now underway in New York City.

HBO Gives Series Order To Duplass Brothers Comedy 'Togetherness'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • July 17, 2013 7:25 PM
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Back in January, it was reported that indie directing duo, Jay and Mark Duplass (“Jeff, Who Lives At Home”) were working on a half-hour comedy for HBO entitled “Togetherness.” The series details the trials and tribulations of two couples forced to live under the same roof; its humor deriving from the real-life problems within a relationship. News on the series cooled down after that with snippets of casting announcements being the norm. Back in March it was confirmed that Amanda Peet would be playing a lead role next to confirmed stars Melanie Lynskey, and Duplass regular Steve Zissis.

HBO Orders Jay & Mark Duplass Comedy Pilot ‘Togetherness’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • January 25, 2013 1:29 PM
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HBO has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot entitled “Togetherness,” to be written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. The concept is two couples living together under one roof and struggling to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. Sounds like the Duplass brothers are sticking to what works with more reality-based relationship humor.

'Community' Star Gillian Jacobs & Ken Marino Star In Duplass-Produced Horror/Comedy 'Milo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 5:57 PM
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Well, here's a nice little Friday surprise. A new movie featuring two of our favorite people: "Community" star Gillian Jacobs (who also featured in our recent TV Stars Who Should Break Through To The Big Screen Soon list) and the always funny and excellent Ken Marino.

Duplass Brothers To Write & Direct Remake Of 'Same Time, Next Year'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 2:32 PM
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While making a name with their indie films, Jay and Mark Duplass have slowly been dipping their toes in studio waters. "Cyrus" was produced and released through studio shingle Fox Searchlight, and this spring's (unfairly and unjustly slept on) "Jeff, Who Lives At Home" hit theaters via Paramount Vantage. But now, they're going the whole studio hog, not only signing up with a major, but also being tasked with a remake. The brothers have truly arrived.

Jay Duplass Talks Moving To The Mainstream At The 2011 Savannah Film Festival

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 9, 2011 12:00 PM
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After four films in six years, directing siblings Mark and Jay Duplass are slowly but steadily inching their way towards the mainstream – and simultaneously making the mainstream come to them. Their first two films, “The Puffy Chair” and “Baghead,” were completely independent, although “Baghead” secured distribution by Sony Pictures Classics, and then last year’s dramedy, “Cyrus” was funded and distributed by Fox Searchlight. In each subsequent film, they’ve attracted bigger and bigger talent, and in their next film, “Jeff Who Lives At Home,” no less than Jason Segel and Ed Helms play brothers who band together to track down Helms’ character’s wife.

'Spellbound' Director Jeffrey Blitz Takes Over 'Table 19' From The Duplass Brothers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2011 4:18 AM
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Writer/directors Jay and Mark Duplass have slowly been moving up the ladder from their lo-fi indie beginnings, delivering last year's "Cyrus" and following it up with "Jeff Who Lives At Home," hitting theaters next spring. They still have their long-forgotten sports-comedy "The Do-Deca-Pentathalon" sitting somewhere waiting to get released, but another film they had written and were lined up to helm has found another director.

Duplass Brothers & Jonah Hill Look To Reteam On Indie Rock Thriller 'Pitchfork'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 12:07 PM
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If you didn't see last year's "Cyrus" directed by Jay and Mark Duplass and starring Jonah Hill, do yourself a favor and catch up with it. Darkly funny and surprisingly moving it was a big leap forward for actor and directors alike and the trio are hoping to catch fire once again.

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