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Linda studied Film & Digital Media at the University of California. She likes David Fincher, New York City, and cats. She founded Up&Comers in 2010. You can find more of her film reporting at Bleeding Cool, book reviews at light-of-day.net and random ramblings, 140 characters at a time, on Twitter.

Jennifer Lawrence recently sat down with David Poland for his DP/30 interview series, in which filmmakers are interviewed for a full half-hour, allowing the conversation to go very in-depth into their work and other subjects. Watch Lawrence’s interview below, where her refreshingly candid personality is on full display. They go into a full array of subjects, shooting “Winter’s Bone”, her favorite cities, her dream projects. Is it strange to watch herself on screen, as many actors say? “I’ve never had the ‘whoa, I’m on camera’ moment because I remember filmingRead More

Posted On November 1, 2010By Linda GeIn Casting

Jamie Chung joins “Hangover Part II”

Jamie Chung has joined the ensemble cast of “The Hangover Part II”. She will play the fiance of Stu, the character played by Ed Helms. The entire cast from the first film will be returning, minus Heather Graham, so it might be logical to conclude Chung will fill a similar role in the sequel. The 27-year-old Chung has come a long way since breaking into the industry as a cast member on the MTV reality series “The Real World” in 2004. She followed up the MTV stint with supporting rolesRead More

Posted On November 1, 2010By Linda GeIn Casting

All the usual suspects up for “Gatsby”‘s Daisy

A slew of Hollywood’s current go-to young actresses are being considered for the pivotal role of Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s next film project, “The Great Gatsby”, based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. Deadline Hollywood reports that those in the running include Keira Knightley, Michelle Williams, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and Amanda Seyfried. Pretty much all the names one would expect to be on a list for such a role. Lurhmann recently work shopped the project with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Hall, and whileRead More
“Winter’s Bone” breakout star Jennifer Lawrence will be honored at the 2011 Palm Springs Film Festival with their Rising Star Award. Harold Matzner, chairman of the festival, says Lawrence gave “an Oscar-quality performance” in “Winter’s Bone.” Executive director Darryl Macdonald also told The Desert Sun, “It’s a performance of such grace, such depth and maturity that it belies her young age and marks her as one of the most promising actresses to emerge from American cinema in recent years.” Lawrence is currently filming “X-Men: First Class” in London, where sheRead More

Posted On November 1, 2010By Linda GeIn Casting

Alex Pettyfer joins the cast of “NOW”

Quickly becoming a hot commodity in Hollywood, 20-year-old British import Alex Pettyfer has been cast opposite Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake in Andrew Nicholls’ “NOW”, formerly “im.mortal.” Matthew Bomer of TV’s “White Collar” has also joined the cast, according to Deadline Hollywood. The sci-fi thriller, which also stars Olivia Wilde and Cillian Murphy, is set in a future where aging stops at 25 and currency is measured in units of time, where the rich live forever and the poor fight to survive. Pettyfer burst onto the scene out of nowhere,Read More