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Joel & Nash Edgerton Expanding 'Lucky' To A Feature Film; 'Sleeping Beauty' Helmer Julia Leigh To Adapt Her Own Novel 'Disquiet'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 15, 2012 9:43 AM
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It never hurts to gain a little financial boost for your film, and in this case, the generous folks at Screen Australia have announced that they've lent a hand to two notable projects catching our eye: a re-teaming of Nash and Joel Edgerton for a feature that has the duo writing and Nash directing, as well as a return from "Sleeping Beauty" helmer Julia Leigh who is once again adapting one of her own books for the big screen. 

New Photos From Julia Leigh's 'Sleeping Beauty' Starring Emily Browning

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 27, 2011 2:43 AM
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First Trailer For Daniel Nettheim's TIFF-Bound Adaptation Of Leigh's Novel 'The Hunter'A batch of new photos from writer Julia Leigh's directorial debut, "Sleeping Beauty," have been unveiled and exhibits the beautiful, perverse nature of the film we had all come to expect from their first provocative trailer.

Cannes Review: 'Sleeping Beauty' Starring Emily Browning Seduces With The Pervading Power Of A Dream

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2011 9:47 AM
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Greeted with diffident, muted applause at Cannes -- where it was instantly vaulted into must-see territory the second it arrived in competition despite being the debut effort of a first-time director -- "Sleeping Beauty" is a film that seduces and repels, that flickers between a come-hither smoldering gaze and dead-eyed passive aggression. This is, in many ways, the kind of film you only get at a major festival, a hothouse flower, beautiful and delicate and yet surprisingly hardy and potentially toxic. At the same time, it's exactly the kind of film least well-served by being screened at a major film fest, with considered, slow contemplation pushed aside for rushes to judgment as fleet as a tweet.

New Posters For Julia Leigh's 'Sleeping Beauty' & Roland Emmerich's 'Anonymous'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 4, 2011 3:45 AM
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Two new posters have been unveiled for features on opposites ends of our anticipation scale in Julia Leigh's erotic thriller "Sleeping Beauty" and Roland Emmerich's period conspiracy drama "Anonymous."

Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill & Frances O'Connor Lead Daniel Nettheim's 'The Hunter'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 1, 2010 2:13 AM
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An Adaptation Of Julia Leigh's Psychological Thriller About The Hunt For An Extinct AnimalWillem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O'Connor will topline Daniel Nettheim's adaptation of Julia Leigh's psychological thriller "The Hunter," which began production on location on the southern Australian island of Tasmania this week.

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