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Greta Gerwig Stars in Violet Wister's Damsels in Distress for Whit Stillman, Sony Pictures Classics

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 29, 2011 at 5:10AM

Greta Gerwig fans rejoice. She's starring in Whit Stillman's Violet Wister's DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, which will be released worldwide by Sony Pictures Classics. A release date is yet to be set. 
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Thompson on Hollywood

Greta Gerwig fans rejoice. She's starring in Whit Stillman's Violet Wister's DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, which will be released worldwide by Sony Pictures Classics. A release date is yet to be set. 

The comedy stars Gerwig (Greenberg, Arthur), Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore. A trio of girls, led by Gerwig, set off to "revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast university" by fighting depression amidst romantic entanglement with a slew of university boys.
Gerwig impressed critics at SXSW with her film, The Dish & The Spoon (interview here).

SPC states: “We've long admired Whit's films and Violet Wister's DAMSELS IN DISTRESS marries his unique sensibility with the kind of acerbic comedy audiences love."

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Headliners, Studios, In Production, Independents, comedy, Sony/Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Classics


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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.