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Holly Hunter Set For 'Still I Rise, Looking To Do 'Romeo and Juliet'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 21, 2011 1:19 AM
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'Rise' Co-Star Maggie Gyllenhaal Also Takes On 'Voice From The Stone'We've had a hard time keeping up with all the news as Cannes has been pretty exciting this week with Von Trier Mania and the rest of those now-overshadowed films. It's been a great festival, and numerous interesting projects just keep on coming out of the woodwork. In addition, there have been quite a few juicy tidbits about high-profile roles for some of Hollywood's leading actresses.

Oscar Isaac To Romance Maggie Gyllenhaal As 'Sexy, Ukulele-Playing Teacher' In 'Still I Rise'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 4:00 AM
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We're Pretty Sure 'Sexy, Ukulele-Playing Teacher' Is An OxymoronOscar Isaac is definitely about to have a moment. The 31-year-old Guatemalan-born actor has made a striking impression in the last few years in projects like "The Nativity Story," "Che" and "Body of Lies," before really grabbing people's attention last year as the sole highlight of Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood." Since then, he gave the only tolerable performance in "Sucker Punch," and landed key roles in "Drive" and "W.E." as well as allegedly being director Tony Gilroy's favorite of the contenders to star in "The Bourne Legacy," before Jeremy Renner took the role.

Maggie Gyllenhaal & Viola Davis Set To Star In 'Still I Rise'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 3:48 AM
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The inspirational teacher/fighting the system movie isn't exactly a new one, but the genre could use a breath of fresh air. And while we'll have to wait and see how this one turns out, you couldn't ask for two better actresses. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis are set to star in "Still I Rise" for Walden Media. The duo will play frustrated mothers who combine forces to transform an inner city public school. Sounds great, right? (ok, relatively so) Here's where our reservations on the project kick in.

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