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Cronenberg casts three

12.23.2009
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Thank Facebook and its status updates - The lovely Keira Knightley and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS alums Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender will be joining each other in a Cronenbergian three-way for THE TALKING CURE.

Here's the synopsis from Australian film distributor Hopscotch Films (TYSON, THE WRESTLER): "A beautiful young woman, driven mad by her past. An ambitious doctor on a mission to succeed. An esteemed mentor with a revolutionary cure. Let the mind games begin..."

The film, which director David Cronenberg has been attached to since 2007, is an adaptation of the play by Christopher Hampton about the complicated relationship psychoanalysts Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud developed with a brilliant and beautiful patient named Sabina Spielrein. Presumably, Knightley will be playing Spielrein, and if I would venture a guess, I'd say Waltz would be up for Freud and Fassbender for Jung. Don't quote me on that, though.

Cronenberg was previously attached to an adaptation of Robert Ludlum's THE MATARESE CIRCLE, but that fell through when Tom Cruise exited to go be funny in KNIGHT & DAY.
Extra Tidbit: Don DeLillo's "Cosmopolis" is another one of the Canadian director's attachments where the majority of action takes place inside a limo and, according to Wikipedia, includes highly sexed women and the theme of father-son separation.
Source: Hopscotch Films

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2:07AM on 12/24/2009

(Sound of a train arriving and money sounds)

Hear that? I think it's QT launching the career of another star.
Hear that? I think it's QT launching the career of another star.
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12:22PM on 12/23/2009
I'd like to see Waltz take on a role as an American person and see how far he can really stretch, but this seems cool. I do love my Basterds. Knightly I can take or leave. She was definitely an odd-wheel in Pirates.
I'd like to see Waltz take on a role as an American person and see how far he can really stretch, but this seems cool. I do love my Basterds. Knightly I can take or leave. She was definitely an odd-wheel in Pirates.
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11:43AM on 12/23/2009
this concept+these actors+cronenberg=wow
this concept+these actors+cronenberg=wow
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10:41AM on 12/23/2009

wait a minute

this isnt a period piece. Keira needs to pop up in more movies
this isnt a period piece. Keira needs to pop up in more movies
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7:48AM on 12/23/2009

Impressive cast

Glad Christoph Waltz is getting more roles. That man deserves an Oscar for playing Hans Landa.
Glad Christoph Waltz is getting more roles. That man deserves an Oscar for playing Hans Landa.
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6:29AM on 12/23/2009

Keira?

Is that really Keira Knightley in that pic? Holy Sh*t! ; )
Is that really Keira Knightley in that pic? Holy Sh*t! ; )
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