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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2010: Dustin Lance Black’s What’s Wrong with Virginia

Killer Film’s Christine Vachon and Gus Vant Sant are making a blue chip bet that the scribe behind Milk and director on Big Love is no fluke. I don’t know anything about his bio, but my understanding of the biz is when you have an original script and vet indie producers sign-up and you are joined by the DP of My Own Private Idaho and Kids, and get to play dollhouse with quality actors the chances at failure are minimized.

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#75. What’s Wrong with Virginia

Director/Writer: Dustin Lance Black
Producers: Scott J. Brooks, Hopwood DePree, and Christine Vachon
Distributor: Rights Available.

The Gist: Written by Dustin Lance Black, Jennifer Connelly will play Virginia, a psychologically disturbed woman who has engaged in a 20-year clandestine love with a sheriff (Harris), who is running for the state senate, is tested when her son begins a relationship with his daughter (Emma Roberts).….(more)

Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Liam Neeson, Emma Roberts and Ed Harris.

Why is it on the list?Killer Film’s Christine Vachon and Gus Vant Sant are making a blue chip bet that the scribe behind Milk and director on Big Love is no fluke. I don’t know anything about his bio, but my understanding of the biz is when you have an original script and vet indie producers sign-up and you are joined by the DP of My Own Private Idaho and Kids, and get to play dollhouse with quality actors the chances at failure are minimized.

Release Date/Status?: Currently in post, Exec Producer Gus Van Sant has a great rapport with Cannes, could he push this towards a big fest premiere? Very possible, if not, TIFF will be happy to try it out. 

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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