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'Smashed' Director James Ponsoldt Goes Franchise, To Write & Direct YA Adaptation 'Pure'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 7:04 PM
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James Ponsoldt is on a tear right now. A year ago, he was high on the Sundance buzz meter with the alcoholism drama "Smashed," which brought him acclaim and showed audiences a whole new side to lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead. He wasted (ha) no time in getting a follow up going, and he's back in Park City this year with "The Spectacular Now." But even before that film has had a chance to premiere, Ponsoldt has taken the next big career move -- he's getting a YA franchise.

Exclusive: New Images From 'The Spectacular Now' Starring Shailene Woodley Of 'The Descendants'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 16, 2013 11:04 AM
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If you're not a film blogger, PR person or industry insider, you may not have heard of the upcoming indie drama "The Spectacular Now." But a week from now when the Sundance Film Festival is winding down, the title could be on everyone's lips.

'The Descendants' Star Shailene Woodley & 'Smashed' Director James Ponsoldt Team For 'The Spectacular Now'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 18, 2012 8:44 AM
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After her breakout turn in "The Descendants," Shailene Woodley has been understandably inundated with offers for movies, reportedly turning down the seemingly-unnecessary remake of "Carrie," but has finally decided to keep doing what she does best: playing a teenager who's got trouble in front of her.

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