Sundance 2013: TWO MOTHERS Review

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Relationships are complicated.  Every person knows this; it is a universal truth.  Love can be both the best experience and the worst experience, but it’s incredibly difficult to live your life on this earth unscathed by the scars of loving another person.  Of course, a relationship is made a bit more complicated when you fall in love with your best friend’s son, and director Anne Fontaine takes this complication one step further by chronicling the extended love affair of two best friends who fall in love with each other’s sons.  Hit the jump for my full review of Two Mothers.

David Fincher’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Set in Sweden; Emily Browning Drops Out of Lisbeth Salander Race

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We have two pieces of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo news for you today.  First up, director David Fincher told MTV news today that he would stay faithful to the book’s setting of Stockholm and Uppsala. Fincher joked, “What, are you going to put it in Seattle? Seattle noir?”  Well, Starbucks is one of the darkest, most soul-sucking establishments on the planet so I don’t see why Seattle is so far away from the realm of possibility.

In a related story, The Daily Beast reported that Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) has dropped out of the race to play the lead female role Lisbeth Salander.  And then there were four: Rooney Mara (The Social Network), Sarah Snook (Sleeping Beauty), Sophie Lowe (Blame), and Lea Seydoux (Robin Hood) are the remaining candidates to play the role.  On Monday, Daniel Craig signed on to play the lead male role of Mikael Blomkvist.  Hit the jump for the official synopsis.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is slated to open on December 21, 2011.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Remake Narrows Salander Candidates to Browning, Snook, Lowe, Mara

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Those hoping that Ellen Page or a few of the other hot Hollywood actresses that expressed interest in the role of mysterious and damaged hacker Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo might be out of luck. Fincher and producer Scott Rudin are screen-testing five relatively unknown female actresses according to indieWire and this might be the lucky break that propels the actress they select out of obscurity. The casting of Salander should be handled with care as the character is integral to the effectiveness of the dark mystery thriller. So far the list has Aussie actresses Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Sarah Snook (Sleeping Beauty), and Sophie Lowe (Blame). The final two candidates are Rooney Mara (Fincher’s upcoming The Social Network) and an unidentified French actress.

The search seems to be heating up and despite this being a remake of the Swedish film that has garnered critical praise, they appear to be in the market for a female lead that will also speak Swedish in the film. For full details on the plot and the current casting rumors, hit the break.

Sony Sets David Fincher’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO for December 21, 2011; Daniel Craig Still in Talks to Star

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Sony has placed David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo into prime awards/box-office position: December 21, 2011. This falls in line with our story back in May that the film was scheduled for December 2011.  However, there’s no confirmation if the movie is being shot back-to-back with the book’s sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire.

Dragon Tattoo still has no lead actors, although Variety reports that Daniel Craig is still in negotiations to play the lead male role of disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist.   But the role attracting the most attention is that of asocial but brilliant hacker/researcher Lisbeth Salander.  Actresses mentioned in connection with the role include Ellen Page, Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), and Carey Mulligan (An Education).  Deadline reports that Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Sara Snook (Sleeping Beauty), Rooney Mara (The Social Network) and Sophie Lowe (Blame) are also possible contenders for the part.  Variety contends that Sony is likely to go with an unknown.  Fincher is reportedly “telling actresses to working on their Swedish accents, which indicates the novel may not Americanized.”  Hit the jump to learn more about the novel.

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