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Hilary Swank plays a pianist with ALS in 'You're Not You' trailer


In George C. Wolfe’s You’re Not You, based on the novel of the same name, Hilary Swank stars as Kate, a classical pianist who’s diagnosed with ALS. And thanks to her diagnosis, Kate finds herself in need of an assistant. Enter Bec (Emmy Rossum), a college student and would-be rock singer who doesn’t quite have her life together. But through becoming Kate’s assistant, Bec’s outlook on life will change. And through having Bec as an assistant, so will Kate’s.


Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones team up in 'The Homesman' trailer -- VIDEO


Tommy Lee Jones directed, co-wrote, and produced the upcoming drama The Homesman. He also stars in it as a claim jumper who has to help a pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) escort three troubled women from Nebraska to Iowa to pay her back for saving his life. Talk about responsibility.

The movie also features Meryl Streep, William Fichtner, and Hailee Steinfeld; Jesse Plemons makes an appearance in the trailer as well. No release date for the film has been announced, but you can watch the first trailer below:


Casting Net: Justin Timberlake drinking in 'The Last Drop.' Plus: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank


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• Justin Timberlake is negotiating to star in The Last Drop, a romance about a food critic for New York magazine who realizes his love of alcohol is getting in the way of a budding relationship. Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is directing the indie from the Black List screenplay by Brandon and Phil Murphy. [Variety]

Nicolas Cage is attached to star in Amicus, a thriller based on the true story of a hired assassin who used a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors to help him carry out the murder of his client’s wife, paralyzed son, and the son’s caretaker. The victims’ families then hired real-life First Amendment expert Rodney Smolla (Cage) to sue the publisher of the book. Richard Kelly (Donnie DarkoThe Box) is writing and directing the independent production. [Variety]

• Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank are attached to the sale of distribution rights to Tommy Lee Jones‘ next directorial effort, The Homesman, a period Western about a pioneer man (Jones) and woman (Swank) tasked with bringing three mentally ill women through the American frontier. Along with directing and starring in the film, Jones is also penning the screenplay and producing. [TheWrap]

• Speaking of Hilary Swank, the two-time Oscar winner is also set to star in You’re Not You, about a woman with a terminal illness (Swank) and the wayward twentysomething woman who becomes her caretaker. George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe) will direct the adaptation of Michelle Wildgen’s novel by screenwriters Shana Feste (Country Strong) and Jordan Roberts (3, 2, 1…Frankie Go Boom). [Variety]

• David Thewlis (the Harry Potter series) has joined director Terry Gilliam‘s The Zero Theorem, about a computer mastermind (Christoph Waltz) hoping to divine the meaning of life. Pat Rushin wrote the script. [The Playlist/Voltage Pictures]

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Hilary Swank dumped by PR team in wake of Chechnya scandal -- EXCLUSIVE

Hilary Swank’s bad month just got even worse. In the wake of the storm of bad press surrounding her paid appearance at a birthday event for Chechen president, and alleged human rights violator, Ramzan Kadyrov, the two-time Oscar winner has been dumped by her PR team at 42West, a source familiar with the situation confirms exclusively to EW. The publicity firm parted ways with Swank over a disagreement on how best to deal with the fallout from the Oct. 5 event, which was also attended by Jean-Claude Van Damme, Seal, and English violinist Vanessa-Mae.

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that Swank fired her manager of eight years, Jason Weinberg, and two of his associates at CAA, though not her lawyer, Jeff Bernstein, who reportedly played a significant role in the Chechnya visit. Three weeks ago, Swank apologized for attending and promised to donate her fee to charity, but appeared to stop short of taking personal responsibility. “If I had a full understanding of what this event was apparently intended to be,” she said, “I would never have gone.”

Calls to 42West have not been returned, and Swank’s lawyer has not responded to a request for comment.

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Hilary Swank fires agents four weeks after Chechen debacle

Hilary Swank has fired her manager, Jason Weinberg, and two of his CAA associates, four weeks after she was paid to attend a Chechen gala event that celebrated the birthday of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Russian-backed Chechen president who’s been accused of numerous human right violations. Swank apologized and vowed to donate her appearance fee to charity, but the London Independent reported that the embarrassing blunder ultimately led to the dismissal of Weinberg, who’d been the Oscar winner’s agent for eight years. Swank is reportedly staying with CAA, though, where her boyfriend Jason Campisi is employed. In an email, Swank’s spokesperson confirmed that Swank “has made several changes to her team.”

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'New Year's Eve' one-sheet: It's a party on a poster! -- PHOTO

The latest promotional offering for New Year’s Eve has more A-listers than the drive-through at In-N-Out after the Oscars. It seems the producers of the film have decided to skip the conceptual mumbo jumbo and take the Dragnet approach: “Just the facts, ma’am.” And this film has 18 “facts” going for it, including three Oscar winners, two Grammy winners, five Emmy winners, and a Tony nominee (so close to the coveted EGOT!). See the golden boys and girls after the jump!


Hilary Swank ready to rebel in 'Shrapnel'

Hilary Swank is set to both star in and produce Radical Pictures’ upcoming comic book adaptation, Shrapnel, a rep for the actress confirms.

Swank will play a former Solar Alliance Marine, who helps lead an uprising on Venus against the tyrannical solar government in the year 2250. (Bring out the SPF cannons!)

Shrapnel, which is is based on a graphic novel trilogy released by Radical Publishing, sounds like it could become the Academy Award-winning actress’ first real blockbuster — I mean, let’s be honest, The Core doesn’t count.

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'Amelia,' Hilary Swank: Finding a movie role to fit the face

Hilary Swank plays the legendary aviator Amelia Earhart in Amelia. And although, as I said in my review, the movie is earthbound, the choice of Swank in the title role demonstrates sky-clear thinking. (Okay, that’s enough of the windblown aeronautical metaphors.) Physically, the two are twins, and not just because Swank has been coiffed in Earhart’s striking, trademark, short-haired tousle, a variation on Winnie the Pooh‘s Christopher Robin. Rather, both women project a seductive androgyny–a boyishness that nevertheless leaves no doubt about the sexuality of the woman wearing the trousers.

True, Swank first found fame as a girl living as a boy in Boys Don’t Cry. But even when she unbound her breasts READ FULL STORY

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