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    Toronto Review: Sean Durkin and Tony Grisoni's Miniseries 'Southcliffe' is an Exquisitely Made, Punishing Portrayal of a Mass Shooting

    "Southcliffe," director Sean Durkin's follow-up to his acclaimed 2011 debut "Martha Marcy May Marlene," has been screening at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, though it's not actually a film.

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    Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition; James Franco, Alex Gibney, Hayao Miyazaki, Sean Durkin and Kevin Macdonald Among Them

    The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival added over 75 titles to its lineup this morning, including new films from Guillaume Canet, Hayao Miyazaki, Sean Durkin, Clio Barnard, James Franco, Johnnie To, Alex Gibney, John Turturro, Kevin Macdonald and Fred Schepisi.

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    The Power Of Christ Compels 'The Exorcist' TV Series To Keep Developing, But Without Sean Durkin

    Last year it was announced that William Friedkin’s seminal 1973 horror film “The Exorcist” would receive a ten-hour miniseries treatment at the hands of “Martha Marcy May Marlene” director Sean Durkin that would function as part remake/part prequel. Now, it seems that the show’s producers, Morgan Cr...

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    WATCH: Striking First Trailer for 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Director's Brit Miniseries 'Southcliffe'

    A visually striking, unsettling trailer landed yesterday for the upcoming miniseries "Southcliffe," helmed by "Martha Marcy May Marlene" director Sean Durkin. It centers on a small UK town rocked by a series of shootings, and features a fine Brit cast including Eddie Marsan, Shirley Henderson, Kaya ...

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    Watch: An Unsettling Trailer for 'Southcliffe,' a British Miniseries from 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Director Sean Durkin

    Channel 4's miniseries "Southcliffe" is premiering soon in the U.K. and hasn't yet been picked up by a U.S. network, but its one you're going to want to keep an eye on anyway.

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    Watch: Powerful Trailer For Sean Durkin's U.K. Miniseries 'Southcliffe' Starring Kaya Scodelario, Eddie Marsan & More

    Once again, it looks like we're turning to television to give this kind of rich, layered and complex drama the movies don't always often provide (or not in the abundance we'd like). Earlier this year, many on The Playlist staff sang the praise of Jane Campion's mini-series "Top Of The Lake" (don't b...

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    Janis Joplin Biopic Starring Amy Adams Back On, Lee Daniels To Direct

    The year was 2010, and at the time Amy Adams was attached to play famed rocker Janis Joplin with "City Of God" helmer Fernando Meirelles to helm. Or that was at least the plan. And then there was nothing heard again about a biopic until earlier this year when "Martha Marcy May Marlene...

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    Sean Durkin of 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' to Direct UK Drama Series 'Southcliffe' for Channel 4

    While there's no update on the status of Sean Durkin's television series adaptation of "The Exorcist," early reports of which surfaced in May, the "Martha Marcy May Marlene" director does have another TV project set to happen in the immediate future.

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    'Martha Marcy' Helmer Sean Durkin To Direct Four-Part UK TV Drama 'Southcliffe,' From 'Red Riding' Writer Tony Grisoni

    After making a big splash last year with his unnerving indie "Marth Marcy May Marlene," director Sean Durkin is beginning to line up an impressive slate of projects. While reports that he was going to tackle a TV remake of "The Exorcist" ultimately seem to be erroneous (and highl...

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    Broadway Star Nina Arianda Joins Director Sean Durkin for Janis Joplin Biopic

    Janis Joplin is getting the big screen treatment and will be brought to life through Tony Award winning actress Nina Arianda (she won for "Venus in Fur"). "Martha Marcy May Marlene" director Sean Durkin will helm the project, which is scheduled to begin in early 2013. Producer Peter Newman & co. hav...

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