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WATCH: Kristen Wiig Takes a Dramatic Turn in Trailer Debut for Alice Munro Adaptation 'Hateship Loveship'

Though former-"SNL" star and Oscar-nominated "Bridesmaids" writer Kristen Wiig is known more for her comedic chops, her recent turn to indie dramedies shows there may be a more serious side to the lovable comedienne. Here's the trailer for her latest dramatic film "Hateship Loveship," from director Liza Johnson.
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  • March 12, 2014 3:16 PM
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WATCH: Highlights from Paul Rudd vs. One Direction SNL Showdown; Wiig Steals Show (VIDEO)

Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this week for the third time, doing battle with musical guest One Direction, posing for Michelangelo, and playing a mid-life crisis Santa.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 8, 2013 2:17 PM
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IFC Films Takes 'Hateship Loveship,' Starring Wiig, Pearce, Steinfeld and More

IFC Films has scooped up TIFF special presentation title "Hateship Loveship," starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 17, 2013 12:43 PM
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Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Joins Oscar Race as NYFF Centerpiece Gala (TRAILER)

As soon as I saw the impressive footage from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" at CinemaCon, I knew Ben Stiller's ambitious cinematic retelling of the classic James Thurber short story was a potential Oscar Contender. And the New York Film Festival likes it enough to accord it the prestige Centerpiece Gala for a World Premiere on Saturday, October 5 at the 51st NYFF (September 27 – October 13). Opening night is "Captain Phillips." Closing night will be a high-profile fall title that that has not been announced for Venice or Toronto, such as Cannes hit "All is Lost," which I hear could earn Robert Redford an Oscar nomination for his virtually silent performance. Will David O. Russell's "American Hustle" be finished in time? "Foxcatcher"? "The Wolf of Wall Street"?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 1, 2013 1:35 PM
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WATCH: Uproarious Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Chris O'Dowd and a Fly (CLIP)

An enormous housefly becomes the star of the BBC's The Graham Norton Show as it buzzes about Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Chris O'Dowd. The three comedians derail the interview to plot the insect's death and discuss their fly hunting skills, when suddenly, the fly meets its end in a most unpredictable fashion. It's a wonderful spontaneous moment--be sure to watch through till the end.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • June 22, 2013 9:28 PM
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WATCH: Kristen Wiig's Comfortable Return to SNL

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 12, 2013 11:47 PM
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Watch: Hulu's Top Five SNL Moments from 2012

Check out Hulu's Top 5 SNL Moments from 2012, including newcomer Cecily Strong's "girl at a party" impression and Bill Hader's war-vet puppeteer. Ranking in the top spot is The Real Housewives of Disney, chronicling the drama between Cinderella...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 28, 2012 1:42 PM
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Casting Watch: Diaz Will Be 'The Other Woman,' Wiig Also in Talks for the Love Triangle

Cameron Diaz is reportedly attached to star in revenge comedy "The Other Woman," which also has Kristen Wiig in talks.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2012 1:04 PM
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Casting Watch: Wiig and Hader Will Be 'The Skeleton Twins' in Duplass-Produced Comedy

Kristen Wiig and and her former SNL co-star Bill Hader are attached to star in the indie comedy "The Skeleton Twins," which will be co-produced by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass and the financier, Venture Forth.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2012 4:06 PM
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AFM, Day 1: Seyfried & Dempsey, Morton & Hunt, Weinstein, Wiig, Wan & More Titles in the Mix [UPDATED]

As the American Film Market (AFM) kicks off November 1, IM Global has come on board to produce Joe Carnahan's "Stretch." Patrick Wilson stars in the action film, with frequent IM Global partner Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions ("Paranormal Activity") co-producing.
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • November 1, 2012 3:06 PM
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