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Trailer Watch: Mirren Stars in Madden spy thriller The Debt

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 21, 2010 at 10:18AM

Spies seem to be making a comeback. Helen Mirren plays a deadly Mossad agent in The Debt, a new thriller from director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love). Disney Miramax will release the film December 29. Supporting stalwarts Ciarán Hinds and Tom Wilkinson co-star. it looks standard-issue--but with actors I want to see.
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Spies seem to be making a comeback. Helen Mirren plays a deadly Mossad agent in The Debt, a new thriller from director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love). Disney Miramax will release the film December 29. Supporting stalwarts Ciarán Hinds and Tom Wilkinson co-star. it looks standard-issue--but with actors I want to see.


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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.