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Scott Speedman talks rom-com 'Barefoot' opposite Evan Rachel Wood; see first poster here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Scott Speedman’s no stranger to playing romance on screen. But Barefoot‘s central relationship — between an unlikable man and a mental patient — doesn’t read like your typical romantic comedy.

Yet, that’s what Speedman calls it. Directed by Andrew Fleming, the film stars Speedman as Jay Wheeler, the “black sheep” son of a wealthy family who strikes up an improbable relationship with Daisy, a free-spirited patient at a mental hospital played by Evan Rachel Wood. (Check out the first poster for the film above.)

Speedman talked to EW about why he jumped on board to play a “jerk,” working with Evan Rachel Wood, and filming in New Orleans:
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'Charlie Countryman' director Fredrik Bond on Shia LaBeouf's nude scene, Rupert Grint's gritty role -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In Charlie Countryman, Shia LaBeouf bares all as the title young man who travels to Eastern Europe and soon finds himself entangled in a love triangle with a Romanian woman, Gabi, (Evan Rachel Wood) and her mob boss husband (Mads Mikkelson). The film, which debuted at Sundance last year under the slightly more cumbersome title The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, takes viewers to the underbelly of Bucharest. LaBeouf had some challenging scenes in the film, including going full frontal and reportedly tripping on acid to get into character.

EW spoke with director Fredrik Bond about the exclusive scene below and his work with LaBeouf, Wood, and Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint. Charlie Countryman opens in theaters on Nov. 15.

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'Charlie Countryman' red band trailer: Shia LaBeouf, urinals, ecstasy, and strip clubs -- NSFW VIDEO

If your dead mother appears to you in a vision and tells you to go to Bucharest, do you listen? Charlie Countryman does, and immediately hops on a plane to Romania.

In Charlie Countryman, directed by Fredrik Bond, Charlie (Shia LaBeouf) gets entangled in the seedy Bucharest underworld after falling for the mysterious Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood, rocking some intense eyeliner and a thick Romanian accent). Unfortunately Gabi is tied to a violent and acutely jealous mob boss played by Mads Mikkelsen. Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint, and Melissa Leo also star.

Check out the red band trailer after the jump. There’s nudity, blood, drugs, a lot of rough language, and a particularly disheveled LaBeouf, so judge accordingly. The work-friendly green band trailer is available here.

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Casting Net: Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce to star in 'Strangerland'; Plus, Damian Lewis, more

• Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), Guy Pearce (Prometheus) and Hugo Weaving (The Hobbit) will all star in the Australian thriller Strangerland, about a couple whose two teenage children go missing in the Australian desert. Kim Farrant will direct the film from a script by Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons. [THR]

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Tribeca Film Festival: Justin Long sweet-talks Evan Rachel Wood in 'A Case of You' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Justin Long grew up watching and loving Woody Allen movies, so it’s no surprise that he absorbed the line from 1989′s Crimes and Misdemeanors, that “Comedy is tragedy, plus time.” When Long and Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers) were simultaneously recovering from painful romantic breakups several years ago, they channeled their pain into the romantic-comedy script that became A Case of You, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this Sunday.

Long stars as Sam, a shy New York writer who develops a crush on Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood), the quirky barista at his local coffee stop. When his initial attempts to get her attention fail, he invents an Internet profile for a much cooler version of himself that he manipulates to her likes and preferences. To keep her attention, however, he might actually have to eventually do and be all the things his online alter ego promises.

In an exclusive meet-cute scene from the movie, Sam finally gets up the nerve to speak to Birdie at the coffee shop. “He’s been a regular customer there and sort of watched her from afar,” says Long. “You get the idea that he’s somehow infatuated with her but this is the first time that they’re really having a moment together where she’s aware of him participating.”

They giggle over some doodles and the bond is sealed when a third party interrupts, making them feel like co-conspirators in their own inside joke. “I think the most important thing about a romantic-comedy is that you believe they’d find similar things funny,” says Long. “I think that’s true in relationships too. I don’t think people give that enough credit, how common your sense of humors link up.”

Watch the sweet scene below, and then read a Q&A with Long, who discusses his screenwriting debut and his role in the Funny or Die biopic, iSteve. READ FULL STORY

Tribeca 2013: Eva Longoria, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Radnor among festival jurors

The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that it has selected 42 jurors for this year’s festival. The jurors include members of the filmmaking community — including Bryce Dallas Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Haggis, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan, Eva Longoria, Josh Radnor, and Evan Rachel Wood — as well as policy makers and entertainment business leaders.

According to a press release, the seven juries will award $180,000 in cash and prizes during the Festival (April 17-28). Tribeca All Access (TAA) Creative Promise Awards will award an additional $20,000 — $10,000 for narrative and $10,000 for documentary. All winners will also receive a work of original art by an acclaimed artist as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program, sponsored by Chanel. In addition, TFI will award $130,000 in grants to Latin American film and video artists, including two $10,000 Heineken VOCES grants for Latin American filmmakers living and working in the United States.

“We are delighted to welcome such an illustrious group of individuals to the Tribeca jury,” said TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal. “We look forward to their expert perspective on the films and talent in our program and the dialogue that emerges from the process.”

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Sundance 2013: Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood on 'Charlie Countryman' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

We haven’t seen much of the new movie The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, which premieres at Sundance this week — not even the trailer is out. But we do know that it takes place in Romania and tells the story of a young man (Charlie Countryman, played by Shia LaBeouf), who falls for a Romanian girl (played by Evan Rachel Wood). The girl, however, is already spoken for by a vicious Romanian mob boss, hence the title’s prophecy. Check out a gruesome photo of LaBeouf from the film, below.
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Sundance to premiere 'Lovelace' and Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic

The Sundance Film Festival will give the world its first look at Amanda Seyfried as a porn star in the bio-pic Lovelace and Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in a chronicle of the Apple entrepreneur’s life in jOBS — just two high-profile projects in a packed Premieres section for the indie showcase.

The festival, which runs from Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah, already announced its competition lineup and Midnight Movies last week, but this non-competitive group is typically the place where films with celebrity-filled casts and best-known directors debut.

Other titles in today’s announcement include Before Midnight, the third film in the Richard Linklater-directed Ethan Hawke-July Delpy Before Sunrise and Before Sunset series — as well as new films from Steve Carell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Naomi Watts, Brit Marling, Paul Rudd, and Dakota Fanning. Directors Jane Campion, Park Chan-Wook, and Michael Winterbottom are also bringing their latest projects.

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Casting Net: Evan Rachel Wood in talks to play female trucker in '18 Wheel Butterfly.' Plus: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Frances Fisher

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• Lithe rebel Evan Rachel Wood is in talks to star as a female trucker in 18 Wheel Butterfly, a road movie set in 1977 Texas with Twin Falls Idaho‘s Michael Polish attached to direct. Scribed by Christian Divine, it’s slated as having a Thelma and Louise feel. Wood would take on the role of falsely accused Rainbeaux, who flees from law enforcement, bounty hunters and other truckers. The movie sounds like a perfect fit for Wood, known for her snarling charm on True Blood and as an intern in last year’s The Ides of March. [Variety]

Jennifer Jason Leigh has joined the in-production cast of The Spectacular Now, starring Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller and Brie Larson, about a high schooler, played by Teller, who decides to woo an introverted social outcast, played by Woodley. Leigh is taking on the role of Teller’s character’s mom. James Ponsoldt is directing from a script co-written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer), adapting from Tim Tharp’s novel. [Variety]

Frances Fisher, known for her roles in Titanic and Unforgiven, is set to be in Plush, about a married mom and rocker who goes downhill after her band mate dies of a drug overdose. Catherine Hardwicke is directing, with Emily Browning in the lead rock mom role. Fisher will play Browning’s nanny. [Variety]

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