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IN THE WORKS: Bejo Goes Brit, Coppola's Burglar Bunch

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 5, 2011 at 8:51PM

Bérénice Bejo has landed a role in the UK's "The Scapegoat," based on Daniel Pennac's French novel, "Au Bonheur des Ogres." Raphaël Personnaz and Emir Kusturica will costar.
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Berenice Bejo at Cannes
Photo Courtesy of Antoine Doyen Berenice Bejo at Cannes

Bérénice Bejo has landed a role in the UK's "The Scapegoat," based on Daniel Pennac's French novel, "Au Bonheur des Ogres." Raphaël Personnaz and Emir Kusturica will costar. Rising French director Nicolas Bary will direct, with Bejo playing an investigative journalist dating a professional scapegoat who works in a Paris department store and takes blame for customer complaints. When a bomb goes off in the toy department, he must clear his name. ThePlaylist has more.

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E! "Pretty Wild"

Early details are arising via TMZ that Sofia Coppola is developing a project about Hollywood's Burglar Bunch, the infamous group that stole from celebrities. No script currently exists for the project, said to be under Francis Ford Coppola's Zeotrope banner, but Tess Taylor -- sister of Alexis Neiers, one of the Bunch -- is reportedly signed in some capacity. Among her credits: Playboy's Cyber Girl of the Year 2010. Both sisters (and a third) appeared on E! reality show "Pretty Wild," which followed their attempt to climb the Hollywood ranks. Eek. Sounds like it's inside Coppola's rich Hollywood playground wheelhouse.
 


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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.