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    Watch: Dakota Fanning Is a Teen Bride in Emma Thompson's 'Effie Gray'

    Emma Thompson returns to screenwriting with 'Effie Gray,' a dark period piece that looks at the relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his much younger bride, played by Dakota Fanning in her first adult lead.

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    Listen to Emma Thompson Talk Screenwriting: 'If You Can't Fail, You Can't Do This Job'

    Emma Thompson held an audience rapt last night in the second of this year's BAFTA/BFI Screenwriters' Lectures series, from her performance-art prelude, as ticket-buyers trickling into London's National Film Theatre found her already on stage engaged in a wordless demonstration of the writing "proces...

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    Watch: First Trailer For ‘Effie Gray’ Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Tom Sturridge & Greg Wise

    Yes, it was delayed, but don’t say damaged goods quite yet. The period drama “Effie Gray” was completed 18 months ago, but the movie got bogged down in legal disputes, with two separate writers (Eve Pomerance and Gregory Murphy, who both wrote plays and existing screenplays on the subject) claiming ...

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    TIFF Review: Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children' Starring Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner & More

    In 2010, a South Korean couple was arrested for starving their three-month-old daughter to death, neglecting her as they hit internet cafés to play an online game. It's a story referenced in "Men, Women & Children" by Jennifer Garner's hypervigilant, tech-wary Mom to other parents in the neighborhoo...

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    Watch: Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are Divorcées Turned Crime Capers in New 'Love Punch' Clips

    The acclaimed actors star as a divorced couple who get back together to steal a $10 million diamond in today's Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand pick for Indie Film Month.

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    Watch: First Trailer For Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women & Children’ Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner & More

    Director Jason Reitman was said to have taken his loss of an Oscar for Best Screenplay for “Up In The Air” pretty hard in 2010. Along with co-writer Sheldon Turner, he had won the WGA award, which is usually a good sign that the Oscar machine seemed would deliver similarly, but Geoffrey Fletcher wo...

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    Casting: Naomi Watts Ready For 'Demolition,' Idris Elba Eyes Guy Ritchie's 'Knights Of The Roundtable' And More

    An actor who is currently thrilling us with the choices he's making is Jake Gyllenhaal. Did you see that terrific teaser for "Nightcrawler" yet? Watch it here. Anyway, another promising project on his plate is “Dallas Buyers Club” director Jean-Marc Vallee's "Demolition," and he's being joined by Na...

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    Emma Thompson Gets Tacky and Frumpy in These Amazing Set Photos

    Emma Thompson's name conjures images of poise and grace, bringing to mind her sincere and moving performances in films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "The Remains of the Day."

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