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Film trio to finance ‘Bodies Saints’

Evolution Independent, Lagniappe and Paradox Entertainment have come onboard to finance David Lowery’s thriller “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,”  starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster.

Shooting began July 9 in Shreveport, La. Film centers on outlaws, played by Affleck and Mara, who are brought down by the law in the hills of Texas.

The financing was split three ways between Evolution Independent, Paradox Entertainment and Lagniappe. Producers are James Johnston and Toby Halbrook for Sailor Bear; Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen for Parts & Labor; Amy Kaufman for Primary Prods. and Cassian Elwes for Evolution Independent.

Pic is exec produced by Mark Burg and Mike Menchel for Evolution, Daniel Wagner and Fredrik Malmberg for Paradox and Logan Levy and Jesse Kennedy for Lagniappe.

Nate Parker (“Red Tails”) and Keith Carradine have also been cast.

Lagniappe has recently wrapped principal photography on its first film, “A Case of You,” starring Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Brendan Fraser and Sienna Miller.

All international territories for “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” are being handled by the Weinstein Co.

Source: Variety

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Channing Tatum is Terrified of Rooney Mara

Channing Tatum may have battled evil ninjas (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Celtic tribesmen (The Eagle) on screen, but in real life, all it takes is an intense skinny lady to terrify the 32-year-old.

In particular, one intense skinny lady: his costar in upcoming film The Bitter Pill, Rooney Mara.

“She’s the most mousy and terrifying person I’ve ever met,” Tatum told E! News of his experience working with the The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star. “She’s such a little introvert.”

But, like all actors who have to occasionally kick-ass on the big screen, Tatum is a pro at hiding his internal fright and, having gotten to know the actress a bit better, now claims Mara is “also the sweetest little thing you’ve ever met.”

In the Steven Soderbergh-directed Bitter Pill, Tatum plays a stockbroker who returns home after serving four years in prison for a white collar crime to find his wife (Mara) suffering from depression.

“Rooney can get this glazed over like look in her eyes that you’re like, ‘Oh, God—I hope I never see that coming my way,'” Tatum says of his 27-year-old costar. “She’s truly one of the most fabulous actresses. She has a skill set that I have never seen with the actresses I’ve worked with. Everybody’s different and have the things that they’re strong at, but she’s special, for sure.”

Asked by E! whether we’ll have the pleasure of seeing Mara’s glazed-over look during the couple’s onscreen sex scenes, the upcoming star of Magic Mike quipped, “There will be hot scenes in The Bitter Pill—during the end credits!”

Source: The Province

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Rooney Mara to Star in Big-Screen Adaptation of Colm Toibin’s ‘Brooklyn’

Rooney Mara is attached to star in a big-screen adaptation of Colm Toibin’s best-selling novel Brooklyn penned by British novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby.

Mara will play the lead in Toibin’s story set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s about a young woman torn between her family in Ireland and the American who wins her heart.

The project is being put together by the team that brought audiences the Carey Mulligan-led An Education, with producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey formalizing their working relationship in Posey’s Wildgaze Films.

Dwyer joins Posey’s Wildgaze Films as a partner while novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby, who is also Posey’s husband, will “take a hands off role” in the new look set-up. Continue reading Rooney Mara to Star in Big-Screen Adaptation of Colm Toibin’s ‘Brooklyn’