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Rumor: Holly Hunter Plays Dr. Leslie Thompkins ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2014 10:01 AM
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Whatever your opinion on Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel," you certainly can't fault his casting, with the director rounding up some impressive actors for his blockbuster superhero flick. And he's continuing that with the sequel, "Batman Vs. Superman" (or whatever it winds up being called). Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Gal Gadot are already joining the returning cast of Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Diane Lane, and in recent days, Holly Hunter also boarded the project. But, as with most things surrounding the movie, her role was kept under wraps, but word is already percolating about what it might be.

'Batman Vs. Superman' Adds Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 1:26 PM
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Zack Snyder's "Batman Vs. Superman" is certainly shaping with an intriguing cast, that had you told us this last year, we probably wouldn't have believed you. Of course, Henry Cavill is back in the cape and Ben Affleck will wear the cowl, and they'll be surrounded by a roster that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and Gal Gadot. And now three more are coming aboard.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Bonnie & Clyde' Remake Starring Emile Hirsch & Holliday Grainger

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 4:44 PM
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So this is happening, and I guess you better just just deal with it. The story of "Bonnie & Clyde," immortalized in Arthur Penn's iconic 1967 film, is now being told again by Bruce Beresford ("Peace, Love & Misunderstanding," "Mao's Last Dancer" and "The Contract") with Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger as the outlaws. The results?

Director Harmony Korine, Holly Hunter & Chris Messina Join Al Pacino in David Gordon Green's ‘Manglehorn’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 6, 2013 5:35 PM
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"Manglehorn" is probably some kind of variation on the nickname some critics may have given to filmmaker David Gordon Green's career. Green started out an adored indie darling in the vein of Terrence Malick (who would produce Green's third feature "Undertow" based on Malick's story), but three absurdist studio comedies in a row ("Pineapple Express," "Your Highness," and "Sitter") made him harder to pin down and it confused many pundits expecting a linear, not chaotic progression.

Review: Diablo Cody’s Directorial Debut ‘Paradise’ Is A Cloying After School Special

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 5, 2013 2:52 PM
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​The prestigious fall film festival season is in full swing and anyone who remotely matters in cinema (or Hollywood) is represented in some shape or form—especially at the celeb-friendly Toronto International Film Festival which accepts over 250 films. But one name, an Academy Award-winner with a brand spanking new movie is conspicuously absent. While plenty of unknowns, first-timers and even actors-turned-directors (like Jason Bateman) are about to make their first-time feature bow at Toronto this week, in contrast, famed screenwriter Diablo Cody quietly unveiled her feature-length debut on the little-seen DirecTV cable channel last month (look for the number of reviews; there aren’t many). And unfortunately it seems like Cody's feature directorial inauguration, "Paradise," was tucked away for good reason: it’s an insipid confection of cloying hopefulness, bubblegum teen spirit and self-reflexive clever quips.

Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Paradise' To Premiere On DirecTV Next Week

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 1, 2013 12:49 PM
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Honest to blog? Diablo Cody just tweeted that "Paradise," her directorial debut that stars Julianne Hough, Octavia Spencer, Russell Brand, Nick Offerman and Holly Hunter, wouldn't bow theatrically in October, but rather would get its big premiere on satellite channel DirecTV next week. The tale of a young woman (Hough) who loses her faith following a horrific plane crash (she's badly burned) and travels to Las Vegas to experience all the seediness the town has to offer, was originally scheduled for an October 18th release date but will now debut on August 8th in your living room.

Berlin Review: Jane Campion's 'Top Of The Lake' A Satisfying & Cinematic Crime "Novel" In The Shape Of A TV Show

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 12, 2013 11:58 AM
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Taking the concept of binge-watching to a whole new theatrical level, we were lucky enough to spend most of our Sunday at the Berlin Film Festival in a large auditorium consuming Jane Campion’s six-hour “Top of the Lake” TV series, which will air in seven episodes on The Sundance Channel starting March 18th. It was a great experience, and not just because of the quality storytelling and filmmaking on display, but because of the sense of community and buzz you get at this type of event. We saw the show divided into three two-hour chunks, and during the brief intermissions, the audience buzzed with speculation: who was the father of the unborn child? Was X dead or alive? What was the significance of Y?

New Images Of Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter & More In Jane Campion's Miniseries 'Top Of The Lake'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 9:25 AM
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One of the most interesting projects unspooling at the Sundance Film Festival isn't an indie film, a foreign movie or a documentary -- it's a TV miniseries, from an acclaimed auteur. Jane Campion will be in Park City to present -- in full, in one sitting -- her seven-part, six-hour "Top Of The Lake." And if you can't be there, a handful of new images have arrived to give you a sneak peek at the show.

Holly Hunter Latest Actor To Join, Probably Get Cut Out Of, Terrence Malick's Next Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 4, 2012 11:12 AM
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It took Terrence Malick twenty-five years to make his first three films -- "Badlands," "Days Of Heaven" and "The Thin Red Line." Which makes it all the more extraordinary to see the rate that the director's currently working at: last year's "The Tree Of Life" followed only fifteen months later by (the unfairly derided) "To The Wonder." But even before that film premiered at Venice last month, the reclusive auteur had already wrapped on another film, "Knight Of Cups," and was already underway on yet another, initially titled "Lawless," which will almost certainly have wrapped by the time "To The Wonder" hits U.S. theaters next year.

Holly Hunter Joins Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut Which Isn't Called 'Lamb Of God' Anymore

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 8, 2011 2:48 PM
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With "Young Adult" rolling into theaters this weekend, and the press tour of duty winding down, it looks like Diablo Cody can put her full attention back on her directorial debut, which has added a cast member but lost a title.

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