What's Wrong with Virginia
Directed by: Dustin Lance Black
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Emma Roberts, Amy Madigan
Jennifer Connelly on set in Michigan
Synopsis: A drama in which a psychologically disturbed woman (Connelly) who has engaged in a 20-year illicit love affair with a sheriff (Harris), who is running for the state senate, is tested when her son begins a relationship with his daughter (Roberts).
Brought to you by: Killer Films and TicTock Studios (producers Scott J. Brooks, Hopwood DePree and Christine Vachon)
Expected release date: TBA (late 2010)
Director/Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black working out Virginia's problems
Dustin Lance Black, who last year won an Original Screenplay Oscar for Gus Van Sant's Milk, directs his second feature, which stars Connelly and Harris - who are here appearing in their fourth film together, after Waking the Dead, Pollock and A Beautiful Mind. Connelly may just be on target for her second Oscar nomination next year (and possible win?), that is if it gets a timely release; its credentials (see above) suggest Oscar could well be all over it. And it's apparently being prepped for a premiere at this year's Cannes, too. Van Sant is exec-producing with none other than Lisa Simpson! (Yeardley Smith, who also has a supporting role). Killer Films' Vachon (Far from Heaven, Boys Don't Cry, I Shot Andy Warhol and a whole host of other superb, leftfield gems) has the edgy smarts to make this drama an unmissable awards contender. This all sounds like a bit of an eclectic team all told - and if it's as intriguing and tantalising as it promises, then I'll be excited to see if it all goes right for Virginia.
So, who wants to know what's wrong with Virginia?
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