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Opening Night of "Ode To Joy" - Arrivals

Christopher Abbott and Aya Cash - Opening Night of the play "Ode To Joy" at the Cherry Lane Theatre - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 27th February 2014

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Was Christopher Abbott Booted Off 'Girls'?


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After reports recently started circulating that Christopher Abbott, who plays the character of Charlie on HBO’s Girls, wasn’t exactly getting along with the show’s creator Lena Dunham, the announcement has now been made that he will not be returning for Season 3. A source alleged: "They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena. He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map."

Creative disagreements? It’s possible, but Abbott’s rep didn’t let anything slip in his statement, confirming the news: "(Chris) is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd (Apatow), and the entire ‘Girls’ cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.”

So what exactly are these other projects? A role on a rising HBO series seems like a cushy gig, so the actor must have something equally as exciting lined up, right? Well, his next film is the indie flick The Sleepwalker. Hardly a step up from Girls. Meanwhile, Lena Dunham didn’t seem the least bit fussed about the actor’s departure, and instead devoted her Twitter stream to praising the current It-girl of pop, Taylor Swift.

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Christopher Abbott Abruptly Leaves 'Girls' After "Issues" With Lena Dunham


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Just when things were hotting up between Christopher Abbott's character Charlie and Allison Williams' Marnie on HBO series Girls, the actor has abruptly left the series due to issues he was having with creator Lena Dunham. Abbott played Marnie's college sweetheart Charlie, a sort of weedy good-looking New Yorker who ends up becoming super-desirable after setting up his own social media company and renting a swanky office in Manhattan.

Anyway, his character was just beginning to gain a little prominence in the show - which follows the lives of various twenty-somethings in Brooklyn - when he had an almighty row with Dunham over the direction of season three. They've just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena," a source said. "He didn't like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map," said a source familiar with the discussions. 

Abbott's representative offered little in the way of a full explanation for his sudden departure, though did say, "[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd[Apatow], and the entire 'Girls' cast and crew, but right now he's working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show." He recently appeared in the indie movie 'Burma' which debuted at SCSW last month and is set to star in drama 'The Sleepwalker' from director Mona Fastvold. The movie tells the story of a woman whose life is shattered over the course of a long weekend when her estranged sister Christine arrives unannounced in the middle of the night, with no memory of how she got there. 

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'Girls' Star Christopher Abbot Brings Drama 'Burma' To SXSW, Austin, Texas


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You may well recognise Christopher Abbott, the star of domestic drama 'Burma' which debuts at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Sunday (March 10, 2013). The 26-year-old is perhaps best known as Charlie, the down-on-his-luck former boyfriend of Marnie, turned social media guru, in Lena Dunham's HBO series 'Girls'.

In 'Burma,' written and directed by Carlos Puga, Abbot and Gaby Hoffmann (Uncle Buck) play siblings forced to take in the father who abandoned them and their dying mother a decade earlier. Addicted to drugs and still mourning the loss of his beloved mother, Abbott's character Christian reluctantly agrees to take in his father, plunging an already volatile family into further chaos. Director Puga has by no means a glittering credits reel - working as producer for MTV's documentary series 'True Life' and directing the short film 'Satan Since 2003' - though 'Burma' is creating serious buzz ahead of its screening at the Alamo Ritz at SXSW this weekend. Should any South By Southwest attendees miss the screening, it's also showing on Monday afternoon (March 11) and Wednesday morning (March 13).

'Burma' bolsters a strong film line-up at this year's festival, which includes the world premiere of comedy 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,' starring Jim Carrey, Steve Carell. Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin and Olivia Wilde. Elsewhere, Alex Winter's Napster documentary Downloaded will also have its premiere, as will the long awaited Evil Dead remake and new movies from Harmony Korine and Joe Swanberg.

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Martha Marcy May Marlene Review


Excellent
With a disturbing tone and skilful filmmaking, this insinuating drama completely unsettles us as it delves into the mental life of its central character. And it has a lot to say about how relationships affect us.

After going missing for two years, Martha (Olsen) phones her sister Lucy (Paulson) for help, then goes to stay with Lucy and her husband Ted (Dancy) in a lakeside house. Martha says she's been living with a boyfriend, but actually she was in a cult-like commune with her friend Zoe (Krause), working a farm under the leadership of the charismatic Patrick (Hawkes). Renamed Marcy May, she was coaxed into sharing everything there, including her body, and now she's not quite sure what's real and what isn't. And also whether she actually got away.

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Picture - Christopher Abbott New York City, USA, Friday 30th September 2011

Christopher Abbott Friday 30th September 2011 49th Annual New York Film Festival Opening Night Gala Presentation of Carnage - Arrivals New York City, USA

Picture - Christopher Abbott New York City, USA, Monday 25th April 2011

Christopher Abbott Monday 25th April 2011 Opening night after party for the Broadway production of 'The House Of Blue Leaves' held at Sardi's restaurant New York City, USA

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