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Joan Allen and William H. Macy join the cast of 'Room'

EW has confirmed that Joan Allen and William H. Macy have been added to the cast of Room, the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 book of the same name, which is based on the 2008 kidnapping case of Elisabeth Fritzl.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will center around the titular room and its inhabitants; Brie Larson stars as Ma, a woman kidnapped as a teenager for seven years with her 5-year old son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay). The film will be told from the perspective of Jack, who sees the room as his home, while Ma sees it as a prison. Allen and Macy previously starred together in Pleasantville in 1998.

The film will be directed by Lenny Abrahamson, with a script by Donoghue. Element Pictures, Film4, Irish Film Board, and No Trace Camping are producing, with A24 signed up as domestic distributor.

Production is set to begin soon in Toronto.

Joan Allen has a secret in trailer for Stephen King's 'A Good Marriage'


There have been umpteen adaptations of Stephen King’s works, but very few arrived with a screenplay penned by the Top Dog of Terror himself. One that does is A Good Marriage, the tale of a terrible family secret.


'We went in fearlessly': Stephen King on adapting 'A Good Marriage' for film


What would you do if you found out a beloved family member was responsible for an unspeakable series of crimes? That’s the hook of the director Peter Askin’s new horror-thriller A Good Marriage, an adaptation of the Stephen King novella, which arrives in cinemas and on VOD Oct. 3.


Casting Net: Nicolas Cage attached to vigilante thriller 'I Am Wrath.' Plus: Joan Allen boards Stephen King adaptation

• Joan Allen has signed onto the domestic thriller A Good Marriage, an adaptation of a 2010 Stephen King novella about a wife and mother who discovers her husband of two decades is a serial killer. Peter Askin (Company Man) will direct from King’s screenplay. [THR]

• Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class) is in talks to star in Queen and Country, director John Boorman‘s sequel to his 1987 Oscar-nominated WWII film Hope and Glory. The new film would follow the lead boy, Bill, now a young man who gets drafted into the Korean War. Boorman, who penned the semi-autobiographical screenplay, would take the directing reins once more. [Variety]

• Misty Upham (Frozen River) has joined the cast of the feature adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County, as the Native American college student who begins working for and living in the house of family matriarch Violet Weston (Meryl Streep). John Wells (The Company Men) is directing from a script by the play’s author Tracy Letts. [Variety]

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Ann Romney speaking at RNC conjures up memorable Republican first ladies on film


With her sleekly-styled hair and outspoken support of her husband, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Ann Romney makes her debut Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention as one in a long line of would-be first ladies.

While the phrase “behind every great man there’s a great woman” may seem quaintly archaic by modern standards, when it comes to presidential biopics, those married to the president can be just as politically and emotionally fierce as the men they stick by — and stand up to.

Here are some memorable Republican first ladies from movie biopics about the Commander-in-Chief:

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