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'Hateship Loveship' trailer shows a quiet Kristen Wiig -- VIDEO

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The Kristen Wiig who dressed up as Harry Styles and joked around on The Tonight Show is nowhere to be found in the new trailer for Hateship Loveship, a film based on the Alice Munro’s 2001 short story “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.”

Wiig plays Johanna Parry, a meek woman working as a nanny in the home of an elderly man (Nick Nolte) who needs help taking care of his granddaughter, Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). After Johanna sends a silly, innocent letter to Sabitha’s father, the always-in-trouble Ken (Guy Pearce), it’s intercepted by Sabitha and her friends, who turn the correspondence into a fake courtship. Their prank is the catalyst that makes Johanna question the direction her life is going — and what she wants out of it.

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Sundance 2014: Bill Hader talks 'Skeleton Twins' and his Bond-villain dream -- VIDEO

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At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader is one-half of the Skeleton Twins. The other half is a familiar face: His fellow SNL vet Kristen Wiig.

Hader and director/writer Craig Johnson talk about the sibling drama, and how Hader would be (almost) perfect as Daniel Craig’s next foe, in the interview with EW’s Anthony Breznican below:
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Sundance 2014: Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are fantastic in 'The Skeleton Twins'

Going in to the first Sundance showing of The Skeleton Twins, in which Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader play a troubled sister and brother coping with the legacy of their screwed-up family, I knew nothing about the film except that it was being billed as the movie that reunited the two former SNL teammates but wasn’t a comedy. Glancing at that photo above, I thought to myself: Hmmmmm, I hope it’s not one of those glum dysfunctional-family indie specials in which gifted comedians blank themselves out for the sake of art. I needn’t have worried. The Skeletons Twins is very much a drama, but it has lots of laughs, too — the kind of good, soul-ticking laughs that emerge, organically, from dramatic situations. Its tone is comparable to that of The Kids Are All Right or Alexander Payne’s films. The Golden Globes would have no problem nominating The Skeleton Twins in the Best Comedy or Musical category. Yet as directed and co-written by Craig Johnson, this is a tenderly sincere, and smart, and beguiling, and penetrating movie about the way that ordinary messed-up people can wind up stumbling through their lives. And let me say right up front: The two actors are fantastic together, every bit as powerful as Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo were as the woundedly bound siblings of You Can Count on Me. But then, we already know from Bridesmaids what a knockout of a leading lady Kristen Wiig can be. It’s Bill Hader who’s the revelation. I think he could become a major screen actor. READ FULL STORY

Sundance 2014: Bill Hader can count on Kristen Wiig in 'The Skeleton Twins' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader spent seven years together on Saturday Night Live, so when you hear they’re starring in a movie together — playing twins no less — you might expect it to be an outrageous comedy. When you then hear it’s also a Sundance movie, you might conclude that it’s something quirky-funny like Adventureland, the 2009 festival hit in which they played the married couple that runs a rinky-dink amusement park. But The Skeleton Twins is something entirely different — a full-on drama. They play Maggie and Milo, twins who used to be close but now live on different sides of the country. Neither is particular happy with their lives, and when they both narrowly avoid death on the same day, they end up reuniting and confronting the issues that have kept them apart. “Yeah, I would say it’s the Nebraska route,” says Hader, referring to the toned-down performance by his former SNL colleague, Will Forte, in Alexander Payne’s recent movie. “It’s more dramatic than funny. The movie I can compare it to is You Can Count On Me.”

Hader filmed the movie during his final season of Saturday Night Live, a hectic time in his life that had him plumbing some pretty hard-core emotional depths on Skeleton Twins and then racing back to Studio 8H to do a sketch with a guest like Jamie Foxx or perform on Weekend Update as Stefon. “I always liked it when you’d see someone [from SNL] do something different,” he says. “I’m not comparing myself at all to Bill Murray, but I remember seeing Bill Murray in Mad Dog and Glory. I was like, ‘Wow, he was really scary in this.’ That’s so cool that he did that. Beating up Robert DeNiro? It was crazy. I thought that was so awesome.”

Before the 35-year-old actor heads back to the Sundance Film Festival — a special place for him and his wife, Maggie Carey, since they got engaged in Park City — Hader discussed working with Wiig on The Skeleton Twins and the scene that sent him to the emergency room. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: 'Breaking Bad' actor Jesse Plemons auditioning for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'; Plus, Cote De Pablo, more

Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights alum Jesse Plemons is the latest name to emerge in the Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumor mill. According to The Wrap, Plemons is flying to Los Angeles to audition for director J.J. Abrams for the highly secretive Disney/Lucasfilm project, which is scheduled for a Dec. 18, 2015, release. Franchise originals Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill are all expected to return, but the cast still remains a mystery. Other recent rumors have included Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Sullivan Stapleton. [The Wrap]
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Extended 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' trailer shows six minutes of dreamy adventure -- VIDEO

Rugged treks through a snowy tundra, death-defying leaps from a helicopter piloted by a drunk schlub, a daring attempt to get Kristen Wiig’s attention on eHarmony: This epic trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has it all.

By now, you’re probably familiar with Ben Stiller’s adaptation of James Thurber’s classic tale of daydreaming and ennui, memorably adapted once before into a 1947 classic starring Danny Kaye. But if not, here’s the deal: Stiller directed and stars as Mitty, an utterly average office drone with an overactive fantasy life. After discovering a mysteriously missing photo negative, Mitty embarks on a wild real-life adventure that’s every bit as exciting as the trips he’s been taking in his imagination.

Wiig costars as Mitty’s coworker and dream girl Cheryl; the film also includes turns by Shirley MacLaine as Mitty’s mother, Adam Scott as his brotastic jerk of a boss, Kathryn Hahn as his sister, Patton Oswalt as an eHarmony customer representative — when this guy thinks you’re pathetic, you know things have taken a turn for the worse — and Sean Penn as the arctic explorer who inspires Mitty to stop dreaming and start living. All have a presence in this six-minute extended promo, which just might inspire you to turn off your computer and hop on a plane to Afghanistan.

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'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' trailer: Doing something noteworthy

It all starts with a wink — well, a digital wink — in the latest trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Basically, Walter (Ben Stiller) is a man with a lackluster online profile thanks to a lackluster life in which he hasn’t been anywhere or done anything worth mentioning. So how does he get the attention of a female coworker (played by Kristen Wiig)? If a digital wink won’t work, he’ll just have to try something else, such as traveling the world and making a difference.

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Casting Net: 'Nasty Baby' for Kristen Wiig?; Plus, 'True Blood' actor cast as father in 'The Fault in Our Stars,' more

• Kristen Wiig is reportedly in early talks to join Nasty Baby, a Brooklyn drama from Crystal Fairy director Sebastian Silva. The story follows a gay couple played by Silva and Tunde Adebimpe (Rachel Getting Married) who are trying to have a kid. Their friend Anna (Wiig, potentially) would carry the baby. The Bridesmaids star can be seen next in Anchorman: The Legend Continues (out Dec. 20) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (out Dec. 25).  [The Wrap]

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'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' trailer: Imagine that, Ben Stiller -- VIDEO

Tired of previews that give away a whole movie’s worth of plot — not to mention all its best lines? If so, you’ll be tickled by the poetic trailer for Ben Stiller’s remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a tantalizing series of images that includes nary a spoken word — at least, not until its last few seconds.

The gentle but insistent strains of “Dirty Paws” by Of Monsters and Men score the largely dialogue-free trailer, which elegantly reveals the film’s basic story: Walter Mitty (Stiller, who also directed) is a shy Life magazine photographer who spends his days alternately spinning elaborate fantasies, dreaming of romance with a co-worker played by Kristen Wiig, and being tormented by a co-worker played by Adam Scott. When Walter discovers a mysterious photograph of an arctic explorer (Sean Penn), he finds himself drawn into a real-life adventure — one that may be even more exciting than the scenarios he’s long imagined.

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Casting Net: Sigourney Weaver in talks to lead the Shadowhunters; Plus, Joan Cusack, James Marsden join Kristen Wiig comedy, more

• The franchise business can be a funny one. Save for a few clips here and there, the world has yet to see — let alone weigh in on — the first film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, which opens on August 21, but the filmmakers are already gearing up to start shooting the second installment in October. Sigourney Weaver is in negotiations to play one of the few new roles that appear in City of Ashes, the second book in Clare’s series about a normal girl (played by Lily Collins) who finds out she’s actually a Shadowhunter, or, a race of sort-of humans who protect the world from werewolves, vampires, and other mystical creatures. Weaver would play the leader of the Shadowhunters out for vengeance against the man who killed her son. [THR]

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