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IFC Films Takes 'Hateship Loveship,' Starring Wiig, Pearce, Steinfeld and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 17, 2013 at 12:43PM

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.
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Kristen Wiig in "Hateship Loveship"
Kristen Wiig in "Hateship Loveship"

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. 

Directed by Liza Johnson ("Return"), the film is adapted by Mark Poirier ("Goats") from a short story by Canadian author Alice Munro. Here's the official synopsis:

HATESHIP LOVESHIP is a multi-dimensional portrait of a young woman who has a life-altering effect on a fractured family. Kristen Wiig stars as Johanna Parry, a profoundly shy, unadorned woman who is hired by Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) as a housekeeper and a primary caregiver to his granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). When Sabitha uses technology to foster a pseudo-relationship between her widowed father and new caretaker, Johanna is finally able to indulge in something long missing from her life: the dream of a future and a home of her own.

No word yet on a stateside release.

This article is related to: News, IFC Films, IFC, Kristen Wiig, Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hailee Steinfeld


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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.