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Casting: Zachary Quinto Goes To 'Girls,' Alicia Vikander Sees 'Light Between Oceans' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 4:59 PM
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Margin Call Zachary Quinto
While Lena Dunham's "Girls" has earned the most headlines for its envelope-pushing tales of the sex and lives of young women in New York City, less appreciated have been the clever guest starring spots, with folks as wide-ranging as Patrick Wilson, Chris O'Dowd and Ben Mendelsohn all popping in, and now another name is joining the ranks.

Tom Hooper & Eddie Redmayne Latest Attached To Long Developing 'The Danish Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2014 9:54 PM
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"The Danish Girl" is a movie that has simply refuses to get made, even with some of the biggest names around attached at various points. So, let's break it down, shall we? Way back in 2009, Tomas Alfredson ("Let The Right One In") was going to make the picture his English-language directorial debut with Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron in the lead roles. But Theron exited the project and was replaced with Gwyneth Paltrow. Then Alfredson left to direct "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" instead. Later, Lasse Hallström took over the directing reins only for Paltrow to bail on the movie. Then Rachel Weisz joined, and then left, and sometime in the last couple years, Kidman and Hallström also moved on. But now, the guys from "Les Miserables" are going to try and make it happen.

Lasse Hallstrom Talks 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' & Says He Won't Return For Planned Sequel To 'The Hypnotist'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 8, 2012 4:54 PM
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It's possible you may have not noticed it, but three-time Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom has become an immensely prolific director. Though he was Miramax's go-to guy in the late nineties and early aughts, that company's significantly lower profile led to him moving in another direction. But he rebounded with a flourish, scoring his second biggest hit with the Nicolas Sparks' adaptation "Dear John", and now he's back with the romantic comedy "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen".

Only Nicole Kidman Left: Lasse Halstrom & Rachel Weisz Are Officially Out Of 'The Danish Girl'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 17, 2011 2:40 AM
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When Swedish director Lasse Hallström ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" "The Cider House Rules") announced he would be directing the Sweden-set crime thriller “The Hypnotist” this year, we asked, ok, what did this mean for Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films' developing transgendered drama “The Danish Girl”?

Rachel Weisz Joins Nicole Kidman In 'The Danish Girl'

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 13, 2011 2:12 AM
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Actress Also Loosely Attached To The Child Kidnapping Drama 'Snatch Back'The gestating transgendered drama "The Danish Girl," with Nicole Kidman has had several false starts since it was announced in September 2009. Originally, Tomas Alfredson, the filmmaker behind the lauded Swedish vampire drama, "Let The Right One In," was going to make the picture his English-language directorial debut with Kidman and Charlize Theron in the lead roles. But for one reason or another, talent kept dropping out of the picture. First Theron bowed out, only to be replaced with Gwyneth Paltrow. Then Alfredson left to direct "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," evidently exiting the project after being refused more time to develop the script written by Lucinda Coxon. Another Swede, Lasse Hallström took over the directing reins last year and then, delaying things even further, Paltrow exited the project in April of 2010.

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