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Fox Searchlight Picks Up 'Dom Hemingway,' Starring Jude Law, Demian Bichir and Emilia Clarke

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 3, 2013 at 12:46PM

Fox Searchlight has snapped up North American rights to black comedy-crime tale "Dom Hemingway," starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant ("Doctor Who"), Demian Bichir (Oscar-nominated for "A Better Life") and Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones"). The film is written and directed by Richard Shepard, who recently directed a handful of Lena Dunham's "Girls" second-season episodes (including the controversial "One Man's Trash," guest-starring Patrick Wilson).
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Jude Law
Jude Law

Fox Searchlight has snapped up North American rights to black comedy-crime tale "Dom Hemingway," starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant ("Doctor Who"), Demian Bichir (Oscar-nominated for "A Better Life") and Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones"). The film is written and directed by Richard Shepard, who recently directed a handful of Lena Dunham's "Girls" second-season episodes (including the controversial "One Man's Trash," guest-starring Patrick Wilson).

Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke

Here's a more in-depth synopsis of "Dom Hemingway":

Jude Law plays Dom Hemingway, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous.  After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he's owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.

The film is set for a 2014 release.


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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.