Abbie Cornish Replaces Emily Blunt In Immigration Drama ‘The Girl’

Screen Daily report that Cornish has signed on to the drama “The Girl,” which is set to be directed by David Riker (”La Ciudad”). The actress will play a young Texan mother who starts smuggling immigrants across the border from Mexico. When things go wrong, she has to travel across Mexico with the titular eight year old orphan. The film’s currently in pre-production, and co-producers Goldcrest will be shopping it around at the American Film Market in November.

Emily Blunt had been attached to the project since as far back as the beginning of 2008, but, with the actress trying to find room for ”Salmon Fishing In The Yemen,” an untitled Lynn Shelton comedy with Rachel Weisz, and Rian Johnson‘s “Looper” before the end of the year, we imagine scheduling conflicts put paid to that. In fact, while we love Blunt, Cornish seems like a stronger choice for a role as a working class Texan mom, as little as we know about the project.

Source: Indie Wire

Emily Blunt And Rachel Weisz To Be Sisters

They’re about to work together in Lynn Shelton’s new semi-improvised and as-yet-untitled project. Production starts later this month in Seattle. Steven Schardt, co-producer on Shelton’s bromantic comedy Humpday, will produce. The whole movie’s only taking a couple of weeks to shoot, which is how Rachel Weisz can squeeze it in after spending one week on Terrence Malick’s untitled new film, and before Terence Davies starts shooting The Deep Blue Sea in November.

Blimey, Weisz must be the busiest actress working in Britain. She’s repped by Independent in London and CAA in the US. Not that Blunt’s any slouch. She recently signed to headline Rian Johnson’s Looper, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. In March 2011 she’ll star opposite Matt Damon in sci-fi mystery The Adjustment Bureau opposite Matt Damon. Blunt is repped by CAA in the U.S. and Ken McReddie Associates in London. Shelton, meanwhile, recently directed an episode of Mad Men, and has signed on with Focus Features to direct Then We Came To The End, an adaptation of the Joshua Ferris novel to be produced by Ted Hope and Anne Carey’s This Is That. It’s the story of copy writers at a Chicago ad agency when the dot com bubble bursts in 2001.

Source: Dead Line

Emily Blunt Joins Cast Of “Looper”

Emily Blunt has joined the cast of Rian Johnson’s time-travel film, Looper, confirms Variety.

Blunt, who next appears in Gulliver’s Travels and The Adjustment Bureau, will act alongside Bruce Willis (who starred in the time travel story 12 Monkeys) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who starred in Johnson’s first film, Brick).

The early screenplay was described as “really violent and dark” by Johnson during a Brothers Bloom edit bay visit in 2008 and, according to more recent reports, will deal with a group of hitmen who receive their assignments from the future. Blunt is said to play a single mother whose son becomes a target.

Looper is set to begin production in January in Louisiana.

Source: Coming Soon