April 23, 2014

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Maggie Gyllenhaal looks for laughs in ‘vibrator comedy’

HollywoodNews.com: Maggie Gyllenhaal is working overtime.
Soon after it was announced that she was starring with her main man Peter Sarsgaard in a bluegrass Bill Monroe feature, she’s also linked to a period romantic comedy “Hysteria.”
Variety is calling the film a “vibrator comedy.”
Hugh Dancy stars as the doctor and love interest of Gyllenhaal. Dancy’s character apparently works for her father who is being played by Jonathan Pryce. The film is expected to go before the cameras in October.
Speaking to ScreenCrave, Gyllenhaal exclaims, “I play a firecracker whose father is a doctor who is in the business of curing hysterical women. He cures them basically by getting them off and that actually happened. I end up having a sort of unexpected love affair with this guy who works for him, and who by mistake invents the vibrator.”
Gyllenhaal can be seen on the big screen this weekend in the U.K. kiddie sequel “Nanny McPhee Returns.”
“Nanny McPhee 2” has made $62.6 million at the foreign box office already with close to 40% of its ticket sales coming from its country of origin, the U.K.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard to duet in bluegrass film

HollywoodNews.com: The life of bluegrass music pioneer, Bill Monroe, will be brought to the big screen in a feature starring real life couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard.
Sarsgaard is set to portray Monroe while Gyllenhaal will easily play the musician’s lover Bessie Lee Mauldin.
Digital Spy overheard Gyllenhaal saying “Bill Monroe, who invented Blue Grass music, had a kind of Sid and Nancy-style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life.
“T-Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri, who wrote ‘Thelma & Louise,’ wrote the script so we’re going to do that together.”
Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard married in May 2009.
The Monroe biopic would mark the second time that the twosome have worked together onscreen. Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard starred alongside each other in the 2005 Sundance Film Festival entry “The Dying Gaul.” They will be appearing on stage soon in the Gotham’s Classic Stage company production of “Three Sisters” in 2011.
Gyllenhaal received a best supporting actress Oscar nominee last year for her turn in another country-themed picture “Crazy Heart.”
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