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Sam Rockwell, Anne Hathaway, and Chloe Moretz may join the dark comedy Laggies

03.28.2013
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Sometimes a film is described as a "dark comedy" and when you read the synopsis you wonder where the darkness is going to come from. Is it the setting? The dialogue in the film? Or is the lighting just really bad?

Deadline is reporting that Sam Rockwell, Anne Hathaway, and Chloe Moretz are in negotiations to star in the dark comedy LAGGIES. Lynn Shelton (MY SISTER'S SISTER, HUMP DAY) is attached to direct the film from a script by Andrea Seigel. 

LAGGIES revolves around:

Perpetual adolescent and late-twentysomething Megan (Hathaway) who, freaked out by her boyfriend's marriage proposal, pretends to go on a career retreat but actually hides out for a week with 16-year-old Annika (Moretz), her new best friend.

An older character in the film called Craig will be played by Sam Rockwell and Mark Webber may also join the cast as Megan's boyfriend.

I'm guessing most of the laughs will come from whatever shennanigans Anne Hathaway and Chloe Moretz get into but I'm going to take a "wait and see" approach with this film. Sam Rockwell is always excellent but a film like this could go either way. I'm sure at the end of the movie Anne Hathaway's character will have some sort of moment of clarity and realizes she needs to grow up and mature, but if the journey towards the predictable ending is dark and funny enough I'd be willing to check it out.

Extra Tidbit: I know there's a lot of Anne Hathaway haters out there so I have to ask: if she wasn't in LAGGIES would you be more interested in seeing it?
Source: Deadline

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4:27PM on 03/28/2013
Hathaway and Moretz in one film. That almost makes it a must see for me but throw in Sam Rockwell as well.
Hathaway and Moretz in one film. That almost makes it a must see for me but throw in Sam Rockwell as well.
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12:55PM on 03/28/2013
I like Anne Hathaway. Sure she seems like that girl who studied abroad for a semester 14 years ago and still says "When I lived in Paris...." but she's a good actress.
I like Anne Hathaway. Sure she seems like that girl who studied abroad for a semester 14 years ago and still says "When I lived in Paris...." but she's a good actress.
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12:24PM on 03/28/2013
I love a great dark comedy with a terrific cast. This seems to be no exception. Wonder what type of character Rockwell will play since we all know he can do it all.
I love a great dark comedy with a terrific cast. This seems to be no exception. Wonder what type of character Rockwell will play since we all know he can do it all.
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12:03PM on 03/28/2013
Hopefully it doesn't have such a predictable ending as you said.

Also, I don't get the Hathaway hate. "She tries too hard to be liked", which I don't agree with. It might be her voice and natural inflections. Though I've heard plenty of "I think she's ugly" and "She's not a good actress".

Honestly it might be a case of unwarranted or overblown dislike which people latch onto just because everyone else is doing it, but in reality she hasn't done anything deserving of it.
Hopefully it doesn't have such a predictable ending as you said.

Also, I don't get the Hathaway hate. "She tries too hard to be liked", which I don't agree with. It might be her voice and natural inflections. Though I've heard plenty of "I think she's ugly" and "She's not a good actress".

Honestly it might be a case of unwarranted or overblown dislike which people latch onto just because everyone else is doing it, but in reality she hasn't done anything deserving of it.
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11:54AM on 03/28/2013
Well, since it's Lynn Shelton, my guess is it will mainly not just be a laugh-out-loud comedy. And Hump Day had it's own sort of darkness to it. But unless there's some sort of murder, tragedy, or bizarre rebellion against responsibility, or Sam Rockwell gets to play sleazy or twisted character, that calling this a black comedy is just because they don't know how else to label it right now.
Well, since it's Lynn Shelton, my guess is it will mainly not just be a laugh-out-loud comedy. And Hump Day had it's own sort of darkness to it. But unless there's some sort of murder, tragedy, or bizarre rebellion against responsibility, or Sam Rockwell gets to play sleazy or twisted character, that calling this a black comedy is just because they don't know how else to label it right now.
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11:47AM on 03/28/2013

How many people truly hate Anne Hathaway?

I'm sure there's some people out there who hates her: she's famous! Anybody famous has haters! But we're talking about an actress who won every single award for what was little more than a 10 minutes performance, and who is constantly in contention for the top parts in Hollywood. Which actress wouldn't want to be "hated" like her?

My theory is that her haters are just more vocal than most and that it's really more about hating than about anything she's done or said. Bad acceptance speeches,
I'm sure there's some people out there who hates her: she's famous! Anybody famous has haters! But we're talking about an actress who won every single award for what was little more than a 10 minutes performance, and who is constantly in contention for the top parts in Hollywood. Which actress wouldn't want to be "hated" like her?

My theory is that her haters are just more vocal than most and that it's really more about hating than about anything she's done or said. Bad acceptance speeches, really?
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11:18AM on 03/28/2013
Now I'm trying to find the source of my animosity toward Anne Hathaway. I think it's her face. Can't hardly stand her, or Jennifer Lawrence for that matter. Still wouldn't stop me from seeing a good movie that either of them were in. Here...I'll thumb myself down for my mean comment.
Now I'm trying to find the source of my animosity toward Anne Hathaway. I think it's her face. Can't hardly stand her, or Jennifer Lawrence for that matter. Still wouldn't stop me from seeing a good movie that either of them were in. Here...I'll thumb myself down for my mean comment.
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10:02AM on 03/28/2013

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I honestly don't understand where this hate for Anne came from. It started around Oscars ceremony and really makes no logical sense. She's an terrific gal who is very humble.
I honestly don't understand where this hate for Anne came from. It started around Oscars ceremony and really makes no logical sense. She's an terrific gal who is very humble.
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10:29AM on 03/28/2013
I like Anne Hathaway a lot, but I think many felt her acceptance speeches were disingenuous and sometimes sugary-sweet. Some feel she gives off a "tries too hard" vibe. Case in point, her Oscar-hosting gig with James Franco. I remember coming across an article about how women "hate Anne Hathaway but love Jennifer Lawrence", apparently because the latter comes across and more of a girl-next-door type.
I like Anne Hathaway a lot, but I think many felt her acceptance speeches were disingenuous and sometimes sugary-sweet. Some feel she gives off a "tries too hard" vibe. Case in point, her Oscar-hosting gig with James Franco. I remember coming across an article about how women "hate Anne Hathaway but love Jennifer Lawrence", apparently because the latter comes across and more of a girl-next-door type.
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