British producer gets sued

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Lynne Ramsay the award winning director of such films as “We Need to Talk to Kevin” has been sued after failing to show up for her latest project.

Ramsay was to work on a blockbuster Western “Jane Got A Gun” starringNatalie Portman and Ewan McGregor but quit in March a day before the scheduled start of filming. The producers of the film are suing Ramsey for£500,000.

The producers have demanded that the Brit return $750,000 fee (£466,000) that she was paid to work on the screenplay and to direct the film. The BAFTA nominated Ramsey was cited for breach of contract and also accused of drunken and disruptive behavior.

Actor Michael Fassbender also quit the film and was later replaced by Jude Law but Law also quit as did his replacement Bradley Cooper. Ramsay is reported to not have been presented with an approved schedule, script, or budget before shooting was due to begin which may have accounted for her departure.

McGregor was later recruited for the leading male role while another director Gavin O’Connorwas signed up.

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Toronto Film Festival favourites

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The F Word”, “August: Osage County”, “Dallas Buyers Club”, and “Don Hemingway” are some of the movies that have made their debut at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (read here other news).

“August: Osage County” and “Dallas Buyers Club” are being considered hopefuls for next year’s annual Academy Awards.

“August: Osage County” stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts and is the story of the Westons who have been brought together by family tragedy to their home in Osage County.

Streep plays Violet Weston who is stricken with cancer and is addicted to painkillers for quite some time while Roberts plays her eldest daughter who is annoyed by her. The movie has gotten mixed reviews by critics.

“The F Word” stars Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and is a romantic comedy which has received positive reviews.

In Don Hemingway, Mark Wahlberg and Jude Law star in film about outlaws. Law stars as Hemingway and the film, which is directed by Richard Shepherd, has gotten fairly positive reviews. Shepherd also directed “The Matador”.

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