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Phase 4 Picks Up 'Precious' Producer Siegel-Magness' Directorial Debut, 'Long Time Gone' with Virginia Madsen

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 6, 2012 at 1:59PM

Phase 4 Films has acquired US and Canadian rights to "Long Time Gone," the directorial debut of "Precious" producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. The film stars Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Zach Gilford, Anthony LaPaglia and Eva Longoria.
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Virginia Madsen

Phase 4 Films has acquired US and Canadian rights to "Long Time Gone," the directorial debut of "Precious" producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. The film stars Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Zach Gilford, Anthony LaPaglia and Eva Longoria. The film centers on a woman (Madsen), whose life is thrown into disarray when she discovers her husband's infidelity. She suffers a nervous breakdown and her son becomes determined to help her with the aid of his estrangd older brother.

The film is based on April Stevens' novel "Angel Angel," and produced by Bobbi Sue Lather, Gary Magness and Karen McCullah Lutz ("Legally Blonde"), who also penned the script.

Phase 4 plans a theatrical, VOD and digital release in Spring 2013.

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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.