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New Pics From Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield’s Car'; Cate Shortland's Lore & Viggo Mortensen In 'Everybody Has A Plan'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 6, 2012 at 1:00PM

While Billy Bob Thornton broke out in a big way as a director with "Sling Blade," his efforts behind the camera since have failed to live up to that promise. From the troubled production of "All The Pretty Horses" to little seen efforts like "Daddy & Them" and last year's Willie Nelson documentary "The King Of Luck" (which, to be fair, is still look for a home) he hasn't yet matched that initial spark. But audiences in Toronto will get to see if he's turned it around with his latest "Jayne Mansfield's Car."
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Lore, Cate Shortland

If you haven't seen Cate Shortland's debut "Somersault," do so now. Starring Sam Worthington and Abbie Cornish very early on in both their careers, the film is unique little indie that firmly put Shortland on our list of ones to watch. And we've been patiently waiting eight years for his next effort, but now we'll get to finally see it next month at TIFF.

"Lore" arrives making its North American premiere in Toronto, and we couldn't be more excited -- especially after the great first trailer -- to see what the helmer is bringing to the table. Here's the official synopsis: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must trust someone she was taught to hate and face the darkness within herself. 

Music Box Films have snapped up the U.S. rights.
Cate Shortland's 'Lore'
Cate Shortland's 'Lore'

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