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Natasha Lyonne Joins Kristen Wiig's Pet Project Comedy 'Imogene'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 4, 2011 5:03 AM
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June Diane Raphael Also Joins CastIn case you're unaware, the aughts weren't particularly kind to indie actress Natasha Lyonne. After break-out roles in "Slums of Beverly Hills," "But I'm a Cheerleader" and the hit franchise "American Pie," things went seriously awry for the actress. From 2001 through 2007 she was in various drug and alcohol treatment centers and was arrested several times for her exploits (friend and fellow actor Michael Rapaport wrote a lengthy and candid article in a 2005 Jane magazine about her downward spiral and how he was forced to evict her from the New York apartment she rented from him).

'Glee' Star Darren Criss Joins Kristen Wiig In 'Imogene'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2011 6:59 AM
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Plus Some Details On Annette Bening's 'Jersey Shore'-Esque CharacterWith "Glee" a bonafide sensation, it's no surprise that the cast are trying to launch their careers from the small screen into the major league projects. Dianna Agron starred in "I Am Number Four" earlier this year; Chris Colfer already has his screenwriting debut "Struck By Lightning" headed to cameras with Christina Hendricks among the cast; Lea Michele will be one of the many faces popping up in "New Year's Eve" in December, while Matthew Morrison has a part in "What To Expect When You're Expecting," but it seems Darren Criss has landed the most promising project outside of their collective day job.

Annette Bening Loves Playing Moms, Joins 'Imogene' With Kristen Wiig

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 7:45 AM
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Is it something about Annette Bening suddenly having lots of motherly instincts or the dearth of roles for women over a certain age? Whatever it is, the actress has found a new niche playing mothers in indie movies. She was Naomi Watts' regretful Mom in "Mother & Child," the lesbian Mom in "The Kids Are All Right" and she's Paul Dano's artsy Mom in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' forthcoming "He Loves Me" and now Deadline reports she will be Kristin Wiig's gambling addict Mom in "Imogene."

Kristen Wiig's Dark Comedy ‘Imogene’ From ‘American Splendor’ Directors Starts In August

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 13, 2011 11:46 AM
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Not to be Nikki Finke about it, but like toldja or something? The trades are making noise about Kristen Wiig's "new" project "Imogene," a dark comedy that's a labor of love and one that she's been working on for two years. We've heard of it, as you had too. We asked a few months ago rhetorically, why had all the cast and crew of "Bridesmaids" -- Melissa McCarthy, writer Annie Mumolo, director Paul Feig, Jon Hamm, Chris O’Dowd, Ellie Kemper -- reaped the benefits of that film ($206 million worldwide and counting) except for its star, co-producer and co-writer Kristen Wiig?

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