When Dustin Lance Black won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar in 2009 for Milk, his career exploded. He’d already written on HBO’s Big Love but now Clint Eastwood wanted him for J. Edgar, he lined up a bunch of upcoming projects and even got to direct a screenplay of his own. That film, originally called What’s Wrong With Virginia?, played the Toronto Film Festival in 2010. It was not received well.

The film tells the story of Virginia, a confused, sick mother (Jennifer Connelly), whose questionable actions have an adverse effect on her son (Harrison Gilbertson), the town Sheriff turned Senatorial candidate (Ed Harris) and others too, played by Emma Roberts, Toby Jones, Yeardley Smith, Amy Madigan and others.

Lance Black went back to the drawing board with the film, re-writing and re-editing and finally on May 18, the newly titled Virginia will be released. Watch the trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Here’s another pack of new images for you. Bridesmaids may sound like a boilerplate matrimonial comedy to bookend the truly awful Bride Wars, but the film is from Kristen Wiig, Paul Feig and Judd Apatow. So barring any continued sense of Apatow fatigue (that is: hopefully the movie is under two and half hours long) this one might be a lot more than the title implies.

After that, we’ve got a pic of Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris in What’s Wrong With Virginia?, a shot of Megan Fox and Mickey Rourke (above) in Passion Play, and Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga in Henry’s Crime, co-written by the director of Anvil! The Story of Anvil. Read More »

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