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After being introduced so spectacularly to the world in “Terminator: Salvation”, “Avatar” and “Clash of the Titans”, Sam Worthington has continued to mix high budget films with low budget films. He’s done films like “Texas Killing Fields” and “Man on a Ledge”. Now he’s headed to the Civil War as he joins the film “The Keeping Room” from Daniel Barber (“Harry Brown”). Worthington will play a soldier who discovers a group of women left to fend for themselves. The film also stars Brit Marling Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.


Based on the 2005 novel by Tom Bailey, the upcoming adaptation “The Grace That Keeps This World” has signed Glenn Close, James Franco and Brit Marling.

Here’s the synopsis for the story:

On the edge of the Adirondack wilderness, survival is a way of life for the Hazen family. Gary Hazen is a respected forester and hunter, known for his good instincts and meticulous planning. He and his wife, Susan, have raised their sons to appreciate the satisfaction of this difficult but honest life. In spite of this, the boys, men now, are slipping away. His older son, Gary David, is secretly dating a woman of whom his father would not approve even as Kevin, the younger boy, struggles against the limits of his family’s hardscrabble lifestyle, wanting something more. On the first day of hunting season the Hazen men enter the woods, unaware that the trip they are embarking on will force them to come to terms with their differences and will forever change their lives.

In The Grace That Keeps This World, Tom Bailey gives us an emotional page-turner, infused with a deep sense of foreboding. Alternately narrated by the Hazens and their neighbors in Lost Lake, the story perfectly captures the enduring rhythms of life in a rural town.

Azazel Jacobs (“Terri”) is directing.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

One more Lincoln Biopic on its way

So, we’ve seen Abe battle vampires in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”. And We have Oscar bait with Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg bringing us “Lincoln”. Now, get ready for “The Green Blade Rises” which will focus on Lincoln’s younger years. AJ Edwards, who has worked with Terrence Malick on multiple films, including “The Tree of Life” will direct and write the script. No one has been announced to play Lincoln, but Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”, “Ghost Rider”), Brit Marling, Diane Kruger and Jason Clarke will each play one of Lincoln’s biggest role models.

I’m not sure where this obsession with Lincoln came from, but I somehow doubt this will be as good as “Lincoln”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.