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Review: Wilson (Sundance) starring Woody Harrelson

PLOT: A misanthropic, middle-aged man ( Woody Harrelson ) re-connects with his ex-wife ( Laura Dern ) and discovers he has a long-lost daughter. REVIEW: As exciting as it is to discover new voices at Sundance, there’s also a tradition of the sophomore stumble. Director Craig Johnson , whose THE SKELETON TWINS was one of my favorite movies two Sundances ago,...
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Woody Harrelson & Laura Dern in talks for Craig Johnson's Wilson adaptation

Way back in 2010 , Fox was looking to adapt the Daniel Clowes ( Ghost World , Art School Confidential) graphic novel Wilson for the big screen, and Alexander Payne was being eyed to direct the film. Payne won't be helming the movie, but THR has learned he is attached to the project as a producer, and THE SKELETON TWINS' Craig Johnson will direct from a script by...
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Kristen Wiig responds to Bill Murray's Ghostbusters endorsement

Yesterday we shared with you Bill Murray ’s dream team of four actresses that he'd like to see strap on proton packs for an upcoming all-female GHOSTBUSTERS reboot. He dropped the names of Melissa McCarthy , Kristen Wiig , Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone . Kristen Wiig is at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting THE SKELETON TWINS and gave her thoughts on...
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Bill Hader lists the 200 movies every comedy writer must see

Bill Hader has begun to stretch himself as an actor since leaving SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE last year. Sure, he has worked steadily in films like SUPERBAD, ADVENTURELAND and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS amongst numerous other parts, but he has also begun taking lead roles in movies like THE SKELETON TWINS. He has begun earning more and more acclaim as an actor rather than the funny guy...
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Kristen Wiig opens up about nude scene and future ambitions

Interestingly enough, there's probably a social stigma with comedians that they're open for doing anything. After all, comedians tend to push their bodies and their personalities further than the norm, so when a topic like "nudity" comes up, it doesn't really occur to us that, "Hey, this is a person too". At least, that's how I felt reading some of...
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Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader show sibling love in The Skeleton Twins Trailer

Generally when you speak about on-screen chemistry, it has to do with a romance between the two leads. It's a breath of fresh air when you run into some that isn't all about hearts and flowers though, and from the very first scene in this trailer for THE SKELETON TWINS, you instantly buy that Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are brother and sister. Take a look:...
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Review: The Skeleton Twins (Sundance 2014)

PLOT: Two estranged twins- Maggie ( Kristen Wiig ) and Milo ( Bill Hader )- living on opposite sides of the country, are reunited when one ends up in the hospital following a drunken suicide attempt. Having not spoken in ten years, the two once again find themselves living under the same roof- in this case Maggie's home with her dim, but good-matured husband Lance ( Luke...
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Black Swan scribe nets Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader for his script The Skeleton Twins

I've found Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader to be comedic gold just about any time they work together. Even if they barely interact in a movie (as with PAUL , for example), something about their combined energy manages to carry the project to a whole new comedic level for me.  So you can imagine my immediate interest when I read that Wiig would be replacing Anna Faris in a dramedy...
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