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Long is a Conspirator

10.14.2009

He may be best known for shilling overpriced laptops and being crushed by a fat girl in DODGEBALL, but Justin Long has landed a role that could solidly put him on the dramatic map. He's joining Robert Redford's THE CONSPIRATOR, the story of a Confederate sympathizer (Robin Wright Penn) who was tried in the Lincoln assassination, and a Colonel who reluctantly defends her (James McAvoy). Long is set to play McAvoy’s best friend, a soldier who lost a limb in the war.

My intro sentence aside (that was more a comment on my distaste for Macs than the actor himself), I’m actually a big fan of Justin Long. He’s a great comedian (my favorite role of his has to be the porn star in ZACK AND MIRI), but it is a legitimate question to wonder if he’s up to the dramatic task that this movie would seem to thrust upon him. Aside from comedy, I wouldn’t really say DRAG ME TO HELL or JEEPERS CREEPERS counts as drama either, so I wonder how this will pan out for him.

More pressingly, I wonder how this whole project will turn out for Robert Redford. Remember LIONS FOR LAMBS? Yeah, me neither, that’s what I mean. He was undoubtedly the Brad Pitt of his day, but I have yet to see evidence that he’s a director that can actually produce memorable films.

Extra Tidbit: Also: Long was amazing in GALAXY QUEST. But everything about that movie is amazing.
Source: THR

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12:23AM on 10/15/2009
This movie is filming in Savannah, my current residence. I've heard people are seeing Evan Rachel Wood around also
This movie is filming in Savannah, my current residence. I've heard people are seeing Evan Rachel Wood around also
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6:26PM on 10/14/2009
I'm fairly sure his 'ground-breaking' work will be in the upcoming Robin Williams dreck "Old Dogs".

Never really dug Long. He's okay in very small cameo roles, but he's annoying in anything else.
I'm fairly sure his 'ground-breaking' work will be in the upcoming Robin Williams dreck "Old Dogs".

Never really dug Long. He's okay in very small cameo roles, but he's annoying in anything else.
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2:13PM on 10/14/2009
Because Lions for Lambs was a miss, doesnt mean all of Redford's films are bad. Quiz Show was quite memorable to me. I want a two-disc special edition already.
Because Lions for Lambs was a miss, doesnt mean all of Redford's films are bad. Quiz Show was quite memorable to me. I want a two-disc special edition already.
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1:49PM on 10/14/2009
I thought The Horse Whisperer was pretty good too.
I thought The Horse Whisperer was pretty good too.
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1:14PM on 10/14/2009
Yea, Redford needs another hit. He's made some great films (Ordinary People, Quiz Show, River Runs Through It), but has fallen way flat since. I'd say it's pretty much up in the air whether this'll work out for him or not.
Yea, Redford needs another hit. He's made some great films (Ordinary People, Quiz Show, River Runs Through It), but has fallen way flat since. I'd say it's pretty much up in the air whether this'll work out for him or not.
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12:27PM on 10/14/2009

He's good....

Just saw Zack and Miri... he's the only good thing in that movie.
Just saw Zack and Miri... he's the only good thing in that movie.
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12:06PM on 10/14/2009
I've always been a fan of Redford's "A River Runs Through It," but it's true he's a hit-or-miss director, whose real legacy lies in some memorable acting and founding Sundance.

And is McAvoy old enough to be a colonel?
I've always been a fan of Redford's "A River Runs Through It," but it's true he's a hit-or-miss director, whose real legacy lies in some memorable acting and founding Sundance.

And is McAvoy old enough to be a colonel?
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2:15PM on 10/14/2009
McAvoy is 30. Back then it was old enough.
McAvoy is 30. Back then it was old enough.
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11:29AM on 10/14/2009
I honestly enjoyed "Accepted" and he wasn't bad as the sidekick in Die Hard 4
I honestly enjoyed "Accepted" and he wasn't bad as the sidekick in Die Hard 4
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11:25AM on 10/14/2009

True

about amazing Galaxy Quest. And Long is atop my list of favorites in the industry now. He's still young in his career and i see a lot of big things happening in the near future. His most dramatic role for me would have to be "he's just not that into you" but even there he splashed the comedy.
about amazing Galaxy Quest. And Long is atop my list of favorites in the industry now. He's still young in his career and i see a lot of big things happening in the near future. His most dramatic role for me would have to be "he's just not that into you" but even there he splashed the comedy.
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11:22AM on 10/14/2009

Good for.....

Justin Long. He's been making good movies throughout his whole career and is finally gettin more "meatier" roles in his career. I like this.
Justin Long. He's been making good movies throughout his whole career and is finally gettin more "meatier" roles in his career. I like this.
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2:37PM on 10/14/2009
hehehe meatier...
hehehe meatier...
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