Thursday, June 24, 2010

Deborah Ann Woll Confirms Talks With Paul Thomas Anderson

Deborah Ann Woll recently spoke to Movieline and addressed the mumblings surrounding her involvement in The Master. She had this to say:

Despite only playing a supporting role in the popular increasingly campy HBO series "True Blood," Deborah Ann Woll looks to have caught the eye of Hollywood with the actress now confirming talks between her and Paul Thomas Anderson about his upcoming untitled religious drama.
Woll was originally reported to be one of three actress along side Amanda Seyfried and Emma Stone being eyed for the role of Elizabeth, the daughter to the lead character to be played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, with the interest now evidently leading to early discussions of some sort.
"There’s nothing official," Woll told Movieline. " [But] I will say that I have talked with him, and he’s very nice. I don’t think we or he is anywhere near making a decision — I think he’s still working on the script, so he’s got that job to do. There’s really nothing official there, it’s just some interest that he and I both have."
The actress is certainly capable of holding her own shining amongst the talented likes of Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard in "True Blood." She'd be a great fit, we think, along side Hoffman and Jeremy Renner, who is attached to play his troubled protege Freddie Sutton.
However, as Woll affirms, speculation should probably be set aside for now as it's only early days in the project's development with PTA evidently still tinkering on the script, which is not a surprise considering the draft that leaked earlier this year was incomplete, featuring lots of placeholders that needed to be filled in. A June start was briefly and erroneously mentioned but with Hoffman's imminent schedule seemingly clearing up (and a directorial stint at Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theater Company due to begin in October) and Renner having passed on the August shooting "Battleship" for it, a late summer start is probably not out of the question for the River Road production just yet.

Jonah Hill was interviewed over at Rotten Tomatoes to promote Get Him To The Greek and countless other movies he is co-starring in and was asked to give his Top 5 Favorite Films. Boogie Nights came in at #4: "Paul Thomas Anderson, it was difficult to not have all 5 of my favorite movies be yours" (thanks Cory)

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