Anna Paquin To Star In The Romantics

November 2, 2009 by  

anna-paquin-sookieAnna Paquin, who plays the telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse in the hit HBO television series True Blood, is to star in the independently financed comedy The Romantics. The film will also star Katie Holmes, Adam Brody, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman and Elijah Wood.

The film revolves around eight college friends who reunite for a wedding. Anna Paquin will play Lila, the bride and Katie Holmes will play Laura, the maid of honor to Paquin’s Lila. Lila and Laura are best friends who both have a past with the groom (Duhamel). The screenplay was adapted by Galt Niederhoffer from her titular novel, originally published in 2008 by St. Martin’s Press. Niederhoffer will also be directing the movie. The film is scheduled to commence shooting this week in New York. Plum Pictures along with Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd, Taylor Kephart, and Michael Benaroya plan to release the movie in 2010.


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