Alia Shawkat Joins HE LOVES ME and THE BRASS TEAPOT

     July 27, 2011

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Two new roles to report for Alia Shawkat tonight.  Shawkat is the latest to join the cast of He Loves Me, following in the talented footsteps of Paul Dano, Annette Bening, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Antonio Banderas, Deborah Ann Woll, Steve Coogan, Toni Trucks, and Elliott Gould.  Dano stars as “a once-great novelist who’s creativity is blocked due to heartache and loneliness.”  He writes about a new character, his dream girl (played by Kazan), to overcome his writer’s block and somehow wills her into existence.  Shawkat will play Mabel, “a cute hipster who has a crush on Dano’s character and is obsessed with one of his literary creations.”  Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine), He Loves Me is currently in production in Los Angeles.

Hit the jump for more on the second movie, The Brass Teapot.

According to Variety, Tim Macy’s script for The Brass Teapot follows “a broke young couple who steal a brass teapot that produces cash whenever someone feels pain.”  Juno Temple and Michael Angarano star as the young couple.  Shawkat will play Louis, a friend to Temple’s character. Commercials director Raama Mosley will helm the dark comedy.

Shawkat’s upcoming slate includes the indie drama The Lie, Whit Stillman’s return to filmmaking, Damsels in Distress, the suburban satire The Oranges, and the ensemble comedy The To Do List.

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