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    Casting Watch: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass Get a Tense 'Reawakening' in Frankenstein-esque Tale

    Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass are signed on to star in medical thriller "Reawakening," with David Gelb ("Jiro Dreams of Sushi") directing and Jason Blum producing. The Frankenstein-esque story centers on a team of research students who unlock the secret to bringing subjects back from the dead, but w...

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    Olivia Wilde Out, Brit Marling In For 'The Keeping Room' With Hailee Steinfeld

    Olivia Wilde has deserted her post in Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room,” the Civil War era dramatic thriller in which she was set to star opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie. Wilde and Steinfeld were to play sisters who, along with an African-American slave (Beharie), are forced to defend ...

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    Magnolia Snaps Up Joe Swanberg's SXSW Hit 'Drinking Buddies'

    Magnolia Pictures has taken North American rights to Joe Swanberg's hilarious and sharply observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies," which had its premiere at SXSW on March 9.

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    SXSW Review: Olivia Wilde & Jake Johnson Have Crazy Chemistry In Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

    With the rise of digital filmmaking in the last decade, a new wave of DIY "mumblecore" filmmakers have risen up through the ranks. While initially many of these films were loose and unpolished, they are now are becoming more refined with many of these directors and actors now having basically integr...

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    SXSW Review: Delightful Relationship Comedy 'Drinking Buddies' Marks a Career High for Joe Swanberg

    In eight years of features, Joe Swanberg has developed a substantial body of minor works, but "Drinking Buddies" proves it had a direction. Swanberg's unabashedly scrappy profiles tend to focus on perpetually inelegant people in search of meaning in their lives as they often struggle to find romanti...

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    SXSW Opens with Raucous 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

    The SXSW Film Festival's opening night has been the terrain of celebrity-infused audience-pleasers from "Kick-Ass" to "The Cabin In the Woods" and this year played to a seemingly winning formula. Friday evening, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Olivia Wilde took to the stage at the Paramount Theater in ...

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    SXSW Interview: Olivia Wilde Finds Her Inner Slapstick Comedian in 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

    SXSW opener “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” -- which even Steve Carrell admits “won’t be changing any lives” -- did give Olivia Wilde a chance to get in touch with her “inner Lucy.” What? She pulls a football out from under Jim Carrey? No, she has to act awkward and ungainly and do “my tiny homag...

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    First Look: Olivia Wilde & Jake Johnson In Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

    Since 2005, director Joe Swanberg has shot over a dozen feature-length DIY films. He helped kick off the term "mumblecore" in 2005 with his debut, "Kissing on the Mouth," and he's known for micro-budgeted indies like "Hannah Takes The Stairs" (which helped launch Greta Gerwig's career), "Nights & We...

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    Review: 'Deadfall' Starring Eric Bana & Olivia Wilde Is Trapped In A Blizzard of Coincidence & Two-Dimensional Characters

    "Deadfall" starts off strong enough – three criminals, led by Addison (Eric Bana) and his sexy sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) speed away from some unspecified job (it's later revealed to be a casino heist). It's icy out and their driver (the only black character in the whole movie) overcompensates, avoi...

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    Link Roundup: Film Edition

    Here's some recent women in film news.

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