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Lake Bell Directs Again

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 27, 2014 at 1:59PM

Writer-actress-helmer Lake Bell is getting back into the director's chair. We need as many talented women directors as possible. So this is welcome news. Her follow-up to her debut "In a World" is "The Emperor's Children," adapted by Noah Baumbach from Claire Messud's novel set around 9/11 among New York's young Liberal intelligentsia. Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing; Baumbach was at one point going to direct.
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Lake Bell in "In a World"
Lake Bell in "In a World"

Writer-actress-helmer Lake Bell is getting back into the director's chair. We need as many talented women directors as possible. So this is welcome news. Her follow-up to her debut "In a World" is "The "Emperor's Children," adapted by Noah Baumbach from Claire Messud's novel set around 9/11 among New York's young Liberal intelligentsia. Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing; Baumbach was at one point going to direct.

"In a World" won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Bell also earned a nomination for best first screenplay at the Indie Spirit Awards. 

Next up: Bell stars with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan in thriller "The Coup" for Weinstein Co., and co-stars with Simon Pegg in "Man Up."


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