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Natalie Joins Next Xavier Dolan Film

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Natalie’s busy schedule shows no signs of slowing down as it has been announced that she will be in Xavier Dolan’s next film, alongside Jessica Chastain, Kit Harrington, Susan Sarandon, Taylor Kitsch, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton and Nicholas Hoult. Xavier is a bit of a prodigy, having been recognized at Cannes as a 19 year old filmmaker. He has been prolific and this film, titled The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, will be his first English language film.

You might remember Natalie was spotted with Xavier at Cannes last year.

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I have always wanted to catch up with his work but haven’t found the time. Now I have a good excuse. Oh, but almost everyone has seen him direct as he filmed Adele’s music video for Hello.

This is further evidence of a new strategy to work with some of the most talented and exciting young directors around.

Planetarium sees Natalie working with Rebecca Zlotowski, fresh off her highly acclaimed second film, Grand Central.
Annihilation will have Natalie working with Alex Garland, whose first film Ex Machina is considered one of the best sci-fi films in years.
Jackie has Natalie working with Pablo Larrain, who is the most experienced although his string of critical successes have come outside the Hollywood system. His new film The Club was nominated for a Golden Globe and already has 14 awards to its name.
And On The Basis of Sex was due to be directed by Marielle Heller, who has one brilliant film to her name, Diary of a Teenage Girl.

Xavier Dolan makes that five different nationalities but here is the really interesting part – all five are writer-directors.

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Ginsberg Needs A New Director

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  I haven't had a chance to check out Marielle Heller's acclaimed The Diary of a Teenage Girl yet, but based on the response to it I was really pleased…

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Tidbits

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  A couple big ticket tidbits for you guys today, both regarding upcoming Natalie films. - Oscar blogger, Sasha Stone, has mentioned Natalie as a potential awards season contender for…

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Tidbits

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  We've got quite the backlog of smaller news items, so let's do some catching up with another round of tidbits. - Starting off, Natalie was in Iceland for her…

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Tidbits

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  We've got a jam-packed edition of mini news items today. - Let's start with this Instyle interview with some of Natalie's beauty tips (tip one should be "genetics") and…

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Nat Joins The Supreme Court

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  Two editorials in a week and now two potential new films. Actually, this Deadline report sounds conclusively like Natalie has signed on to star in On The Basis Of…

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