Jennifer Morrison and Mia Maestro Talk SOME GIRL(S), Why They Joined the Project, Translating the Play to the Big Screen, ONCE UPON A TIME, and THE STRAIN

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Based on the Neil LaBute play by the same name, Some Girl(s) follows a successful writer (Adam Brody) who, on the eve of his wedding, travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers, in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions.  On his journey, he reunites with high school sweetheart Sam (Jennifer Morrison), sexually free-spirited Tyler (Mía Maestro), married college professor Lindsay (Emily Watson), his best friend’s little sister Reggie (Zoe Kazan), and Bobbi (Kristen Bell), who is the one that got away.

At the film’s press day, actresses Jennifer Morrison and Mía Maestro spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why this project appealed to them, why this play translates well for the big screen, shooting such long and complex scenes, and whether either of them would consider going on a journey to reconnect with their own exes.  Jennifer Morrison also talked about what it’s been like to juggle movies with her role as Emma on the ABC drama series Once Upon A Time and the adventure of working on a show that centers around magic, while Mía Maestro talked about what drew her to the FX drama series The Strain, based on the vampire books by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro, who will also be directing the pilot.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.  

Adam Brody, Zoe Kazan and Daisy Von Scherler Mayer Talk SOME GIRL(S), Translating the Play for the Big Screen, Journeying to Visit Your Exes and More

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Based on the Neil LaBute play by the same name, Some Girl(s) follows a successful writer (Adam Brody) who, on the eve of his wedding, travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers, in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions.  On his journey, he reunites with high school sweetheart Sam (Jennifer Morrison), sexually free-spirited Tyler (Mía Maestro), married college professor Lindsay (Emily Watson), his best friend’s little sister Reggie (Zoe Kazan), and Bobbi (Kristen Bell), who is the one that got away.

At the film’s press day, Adam Brody, Zoe Kazan and director Daisy Von Scherler Mayer spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why this project appealed to them, why this play translates well for the big screen, shooting each of the scenes with the women differently to give them each their own feel, what it’s like to work with the words of Neil LaBute, and how the notion of going on a journey to see a bunch of your exes is just so squirm-inducing.  Check out what they had to say after the jump. 

SXSW 2013 Line-Up Announced; Includes MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, BEFORE MIDNIGHT, THE ACT OF KILLING, and More

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Earlier this month, we reported on the first wave of SXSW 2013 films, which includes The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Evil Dead.  Today, the full line-up has been announced, and it feels like Sundance all over again when it comes to plenty of unknown films.  The chance of discovering a gem is high, and I look forward to hearing the buzz that arises from some these movies.  There’s also a second chance at festival films I missed like The Act of Killing (from TIFF) and Pit Stop (from Sundance).  I thought Toy’s House would make it in to SXSW, but I’ll see it eventually since it picked up distribution.

Hit the jump for the full line-up.  The 2013 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 8 – 17th.

Adam Brody to Star in Neil LaBute Adaptation SOME GIRLS and Island Comedy WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

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I am an unabashed fan of The O.C., which is equivalent to being an Adam Brody supporter.  His career never took off like we all expected after the Fox soap signed off the air 2007, but there’s still time for the 32-year-old actor to flourish.  The next couple years promises a flurry of Brody, including Damsels in Distress, The Oranges, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and Lovelace.  At least one of those ought to stick, but tonight we received word of two more starring vehicles for Brody: Some Girls and Welcome to the JungleSome Girls is a feature adaptation of the Neil LaBute play bout a successful writer who meets with five ex-girlfriends before his wedding.  Welcome to the Jungle also features Rob Huebel, Dennis Haysbert, Kristen Schaal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme(!) as a group of co-workers who go on an office retreat and end up stranded on a tropical island.  Hit the jump for more on each project.

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