Actress Brit Marling Was Left In Excruciating Pain On The Set Of New Action Thriller The Keeping Room After Suffering A Chemical Burn During The Shoot.
The Company You Keep star portrays one of three women left to fend for themselves at the end of the American Civil War after their remote farm comes under attack from two rogue soldiers.
In one scene, Marling's character is grazed by a bullet, but the rubber prosthetic filmmakers used to create the fake injury wasn't strong enough to protect the actress from the substance they used to clean the wound on camera.
She says, "There's this scene where there's this bullet graze and they had this prosthetic wound on me... and they were gonna cauterise it shut in the scene and they poured the chemical in and I was getting ready for my performance.
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Brit Marling - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for the Art of Elysium's 8th Annual Heaven Gala held which was held at Hangar 8 in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
Brit Marling - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for the Art of Elysium's 8th Annual Heaven Gala held which was held at Hangar 8 in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th January 2015
Actress Brit Marling was left horrified while researching lab work for her role in new sci-fi drama I Origins after accidentally destroying a student's thesis project.
The Arbitrage star and actor Michael Pitt portray molecular biologists who make a groundbreaking discovering in the film, and they headed to private research school John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland to brush up on their science knowledge prior to shooting.
However, Marling reveals the trip didn't end so well for her.
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Ian Gray is a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. One day, a strange recurrence of the number 11 leads him to a photograph of a pair of eyes that could subsequently reveal the spiritual truth of the universe. The owner of the eyes is a girl named Sofi who, unlike Ian, believes that she has known him in a past life. Ian tends to avoid any non-scientific interpretation of his feelings but cannot hide the fact that he feels complete with her in his life. The pair fall quickly in love and decide to get married, but in a cruel twist of fate, she tragically and suddenly dies. Depressed and empty, Ian receives a call from his lab mate who reveals an impossible discovery; despite the fact that everyone is meant to have totally distinct eyes, she has found a person in India who shares the same irises as Sofi.
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Despite a bunch of cold characters and a deeply contrived plot, this film is so infused with hot topicality that we are held in its grip all the way through. The issue is corporate irresponsibility and grass-roots activism, both of which feel ripped straight from the headlines to give the movie an edgy, almost documentary urgency. On the other hand, it's nearly impossible to get involved in the story's inter-personal dramas.
Director Batmanglij is reteaming with Sound of My Voice actress-cowriter Marling, who this time plays Jane, a corporate-security spy assigned by her shark-like boss (Clarkson) to infiltrate the eco-terrorism group The East. The goal is to prevent them from attacking any of her clients. It takes Jane awhile to worm her way into the anarchists' inner sanctum, where she immediately finds an affinity with leader Benji (Skarsgard), medically trained Doc (Kebbell) and flamboyant Luca (Fernandez). It takes longer to warm to the prickly Izzy (Page), but eventually Jane finds herself part of the core team, invited to participate in a series of jams in which The East gives company bosses a taste of their own toxic medicine.
In the cast of a pharmaceutical giant, this is quite literally the case: they infect the executive (Ormond) with the dangerous drug she's selling to the developing world. And the gang also stages assaults on oil companies in ways that are eerily easy for us to identify with, because the activists are making an important point. Indeed, we never really doubt where the filmmakers' sympathies lie: even if their actions are illegal and rather nasty, these "terrorists" are the good guys. At least this moral complexity gives the film a brainy kick.
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Actress Brit Marling learned to live on the cheap by spending a summer traveling with her writing partner and surviving off food they found in dumpsters.
The Arbitrage and Another Earth star and her director pal Zal Batmanglij hit the road in 2009 and spent two months living for free as inspiration for their raw new movie The East, about the rise against corporate culture, and Marling insists it was an eye-opening experience.
She tells Glamour magazine, "We wanted to have a summer adventure. We learned to train-hop and Dumpster dive, which sounds gross, but I actually made restaurant-worthy vegan meals out of food from a Dumpster. My whole perspective on the world shifted, and I came back wanting to tell stories about the experience."
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Ben Shepard is a young and ambitious reporter determined to make a name for himself in the media world. When Sharon Solarz, a member of the radical left organisation Weather Underground, is arrested for her involvement in a bank robbery and subsequent murder 30 years ago, Ben smells an important story that could be his big break. Meanwhile, attorney Jim Grant, a single father of an 11-year-old daughter named Isabel who was also involved in the crime, is forced on the run from the FBI as Ben sparks a new manhunt, but on the way he changes course in an effort to expose the truth and prove his innocence. Ben discovers that the whole story is more complicated than he initially thought, particularly as not everyone appears to be who they say they are.
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Richard Gere delivers such a charming, layered performance that he overcomes a contrived plot that piles too many financial and personal crises on the central character. But Gere is magnetic, and the film's themes resonate at a time of economic difficulty, most notably in the idea that all major world events revolve around money.
Gere plays 60-year-old financial mogul Robert, who lives the high life with a private jet, glamorous philanthropist wife Ellen (Sarandon) and sexy French art-dealer mistress Julie (Casta). He seduces the press with his intelligent wit, and has managed to conceal the fact that he's in severe money trouble. Everything hinges on selling his company, but the buyers are dragging their feet. Then he is involved in a fatal car crash that could undo everything. He turns to an estranged friend (Parker) for help, but a tenacious police detective (Roth) is beginning to piece it all together.
Having Gere in the central role makes all the difference here, because he is able to add the subtext and moral ambiguity that's lacking in the script and direction. Otherwise, it's shot like a too-obvious TV movie with close-up camerawork, a bland Cliff Martinez score and constant moralising about family values. By contrast, Gere is a shady character who is up to all kinds of unethical things and yet holds our sympathies because we can see that he's not all bad. Even so, the script puts him through the wringer, with a never-ending stream of personal and professional problems.
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Robert Miller is billionaire hedge fund businessman who at first glance seems to have the perfect life; successful, plenty of money, a supportive wife and a daughter/ business partner willing to take on the company when he retires. However, something much darker is going on underneath as he is struggling to cover up many years of fraudulent activities while trying to sell away his business to a bank. Not only this, but he has also embarked on an illicit affair with the young and beautiful Julie Cote who he attempts to whisk away with him for a while. As fate would have it, Robert finds himself drifting off to sleep in the car as they drive out of town and subsequently fails to prevent a crash that instantly kills Julie. As he attempts to cover his tracks by setting fire to the vehicle, his whole life is on the line with suspicious police officers, a mistrustful wife and a daughter with an unfortunate eye for detail threatening to collapse the empire he has worked so hard for.
This gripping thriller drama premiered in the US in September 2012 and serves as the full-length feature directorial debut of Nicholas Jarecki ('The Informers' screenwriter) who was also responsible for writing the fantastic screenplay.
Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker, Stuart Margolin, Chris Eigeman, Graydon Carter, Bruce Altman, Larry Pine, Curtiss Cook, Reg E. Cathey, Felix Solis, Monica Raymund, Gabrielle Lazure, Shawn Elliott, Maria Bartiromo, David Faber, Josh Pais, Alyssa Sutherland, Paula Devicq, Zack Robidas & Betsy Aidem.
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Acting newcomer Brit Marling turned down a top job at a prestigious investment bank to pursue a career on screen.
The rising star had been studying economics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. when she decided to reject a job offer from Goldman Sachs bosses and turn her back on a promising future in finance.
She has since landed a role as Richard Gere's daughter in thrilling new drama Arbitrage, but she admits her parents weren't initially impressed to hear about her big film plans.
Marling says, "When I made that phone call to my parents, it was like, 'I'm dropping out of school and I'm not gonna take the Goldman job and I'm moving (to Los Angeles) to make movies and I'm thinking of becoming an actress.' There was a silence that was deafening on the other side."
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Recent high school graduate Rhoda Williams is about to attend MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). One night, she is driving along the New England coastline when a bulletin comes on the radio about a new planet that is the mirror image of Earth. 'Earth 2' resembles a blue dot in the sky and as Rhoda leans out of her window for a better look, she hits a car carrying a pregnant woman and her child. Subsequently, Rhoda is sentenced for four years in prison.
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