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Casting Watch: Gambon and Molina On Board for Ira Sachs' 'Love Is Strange'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 21, 2013 at 1:32PM

Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina are set to star in Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange." The film centers on a gay couple, Ben (Gambon) and George (Molina), who have a City Hall wedding in Manhattan after 28 years together.
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Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina are set to star in Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange."

The film centers on a gay couple, Ben (Gambon) and George (Molina), who have a City Hall wedding in Manhattan after 28 years together. Upon returning from their honeymoon, Ben is fired from the Catholic high school where he works as choir director, and he and George are forced to move in, separately, with various family members until they can find a way to support themselves.

Gambon is currently in Dustin Hoffman's "Quartet," while Alfred Molina can be seen in Sundance entry "Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes."

Sachs' "Keep the Lights On" premiered at last year's Sundance and is currently nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.