Paul Wesley, Emmy Rossum, and Ron Perlman to Star in Feature Film Adaptation of Oscar-Winning Short CURFEW

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A feature film adaptation of Shawn Christensen’s short film Curfew is moving forward.  The pic won Christensen the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short last year, and the story centers on a man whose attempted suicide is interrupted when he gets a phone call from his estranged sister asking him to go searching for his 11-year-old niece.  Deadline reports that Emmy Rossum (Beautiful Creatures), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), and Ron Perlman will star in the untitled feature, which is said to be “loosely” based on the short.  Fatima Ptacek, who played the niece in the short, will reprise her role for the film, which will mark Christensen’s feature directing debut.  Filming will commence this summer in New York City.

Hit the jump to watch a trailer for Christensen’s short.

ARGO Wins Best Picture; LIFE OF PI Wins 4 Oscars Including Best Director

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I just finished live-blogging the Oscars.  My brain hurts.  It wasn’t a very good show, and it was a ceremony unworthy of all the great films we saw in 2012.  Briefly, the prognosticators were correct and Argo took Best Picture.  Ang Lee won his third Oscar and his second Best Director Oscar for Life of Pi, a film that also took home awards for Best Cinematography, Best Score, and Best Visual Effects.  In the acting categories, Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for Lincoln, Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook, Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained, and Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of winners.

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