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Sundance: Patrick Wilson's 'Zipper' Selling to Alchemy (Exclusive)

Alchemy, the independent distributor formerly known as Millennium Entertainment, is nearing the finish line to pick up the North American rights to Zipper, in a deal being brokered by CAA.

The deal is in the low seven figures, between $1 million and $2 million according to sources, and includes a significant theatrical release for later this year as part of a multi-platform plan.

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Halloween is my favorite. I love to dress up and that whole experience of costumes. That’s why I love my job so much. I love the departure from the normal character — the more imaginative character. I grew up in a world where fantasy, dress-up, and all those things were so deeply rooted in my sense of love and admiration; so that’s a big thing for me.
—  Dianna Agron
'Bare': Love Lies Where Two Paths Cross in the Desert
In a very small town in the middle of the Nevada desert a young girl strips off her clothes, a drifter gets vulnerable and opens her heart, drugs factor without judgment, and the two characters veer into darkness as they hopefully and hopelessly sear...

The film brings us Sarah (Dianna Agron, Glee), a young girl who has been following the path set for her by her family and her small town, she has a boyfriend and works as a cashier at a supermarket until she meets Pepper (Paz de La Huerta, Boardwalk Empire), a drifter, who is doing some drug deals and schemes in town. As she gets more and more involved in her new friend’s world, Sarah gets a job in a strip club and gets caught up in between two worlds.

On how such worlds can collide and what can be someone’s motivation for such a change, Agron says of her character Sarah:

She wants something different, but she can’t put her finger on it, until she meets Pepper and becomes exposed to so many things that are out of her realm of comfort and imagination but sometimes it takes someone else to put a finger on it to really inspire change.

I think life lessons come in times of need, want, and in times of inconvenience. I think they can come from somebody on the street or through an important figure in your life; you just have to be really open for them to move you in a way that they are intended to.

“Glee” star Dianna Agron also spoke about growing into herself, after an 11-year “awkward phase” that included middle school boys making fun of her deep voice, worshipping Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball, and getting accidentally punched in the nose and branded “bloody nose girl” as a high school freshman. After spending her late-teen years smiling, nodding and trying to be generally agreeable, she had an epiphany while at the acupuncturist. “I didn’t have to feel as if I had to be everything,” she said. “I was something. I was just me.”

Plus, when she falters, she has a very special acquaintance to remind her to stay true to herself. “I met Jay-Z twice in one month,” she said. “This is not normal.” After greeting him with some combination between a hand slap and body slam, she apologized. “He said, ‘Were you being you?’” Agron recounted. When she responded affirmatively, he said “OK, cool. Let’s do it again.” Stars: They’re just like us … except they hang out with Jay-Z. (x)

'Glee's' Dianna Agron 'Leaning on Wonderful Memories' of Cory Monteith

Glee’s Dianna Agron is remembering the loss of a beloved friend and former on-screen love interest.

The actress on Wednesday released a statement about the loss of Glee star Cory Monteith, who was found dead Saturday in his Vancouver hotel room. An autopsy revealed a lethal mixture of heroin and alcohol led to the death of the 31-year-old actor.

“I have never lost a friend. In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile,” said Agron, who as mean girl cheerleader Quinn was Monteith’s first love interest on the Fox musical. “Glee was a gift to all of us. It gave us a family in this industry.”

Agron acknowledged the show’s underdog theme — of which Monteith’s Finn Hudson was the central player — in remembering the loss of a beloved member of the series.

“We really cut our teeth and grew up on this show. In playing underdogs, we learned that we had dug into the hearts of our viewers and that we could stay there,” she said. “Cory is so deserving of that place in everyone’s hearts. He was one of the most generous and kind people that I have ever met. He had a smart, curious mind, he was an enormous talent. He was loving to not only me, but my family.“

As one of Glee’s original stars, Agron, Monteith and Lea Michele’s Rachel comprised one of the first and most popular love triangles on the series.

"My heart goes out to his family, to Lea, to everyone that is struggling with the loss of our friend,” the always insightful actress went on to say. “We will miss you Cory. We will always carry a piece of you with us.“

On Tuesday, representatives for Michele — Monteith’s off-screen girlfriend — said the actress has been grieving with the late star’s family.

Agron’s role on Glee had been scaled back in recent seasons following her character’s graduation. She’s slated appear as a guest star in season five. It’s unclear how Glee will move forward with its fifth season, which is currently slated to return Sept. 19.

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Amy Schumer Thinks She Might Look Like Dianna Agron “If She Were Stung by a Million Bees”

“Last time I was here, right form the show, I got courtside tickets to a Laker game. Schumer was randomly seated next to Glee’s Dianna Agron at the game."She played the cheerleader Quinn. That lets you know how hot she is,” she said of the TV star. “She’s like the most gorgeous girl ever. Her name was Quinn on that show. To pull of that name…if my name were Quinn on a show, they’d be like, ‘Oh, the jolly Irish groundskeeper that does a jig time and again?’"Photos of the two sitting courtside then appeared on the big screen."Is she not an angel? The whole night she’s posing because she knows people are taking pictures of her. I obviously don’t! I learned that my resting face is just a scowl. And I learned that have what I now call an 'at-risk chin.’ This is not a good section. If I don’t keep it at sea level it just doubles itself…I [have] no idea people are taking pictures. I’m pounding red wine. I thought it was great. I get red wine teeth right out the gate, you know? Just the first sniff of merlot. Just True Bloodmouth. I look like I’ve been feeding."Schumer then joked about the manner in which she eats popcorn.So, what did she learn from sitting next to Agron?"I look like her, actually. I look like her if she were stung by a million bees. It’s true! I look like her if she were like becoming The Hulk. She wanted to be friends and I’m like, 'We can’t. We’re not the same thing.’ She was telling me hot people problems, like, 'He won’t stop calling,’ and I’m like, 'I hate that.’”

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Dianna Agron is angelic in a bridal-style ivory gown with pearl collar as she hits the Olivier Awards red carpet

She’s weeks away from her debut performance on London’s West End.

And what better way for US actress Dianna Agron to get into the spirit of things than to attend this year’s celebration of all things British theatre, the Olivier Awards.  

For 28-year-old Dianna, 28, it was the perfect opportunity to size up the competition for next year as she walked the red carpet in an ethereal ivory gown. 


A Trio of Parisian Parties? Mais Oui!

Earlier today, the Paris runways were captivated by the return of Derek Zoolander and Hansel, but yesterday evening, the fashionable night owls took to a trio of parties. Jennifer Fisher and Claire Distenfeld hosted a sumptuous dinner at Caviar Kaspia to celebrate their collaboration; their chic guests included Prabal Gurung, Juan Carlos Obando, and George Esquivel, along with girls about townVeronica Chou, Dianna Agron, and Leandra Medine

The Illustrated Guide to Taylor Swift’s BFFs, from Hipsters to Homecoming Queens

At this point, there is nary a female celebrity who hasn’t made an appearance in a Taylor Swift Instagram. The 24-year-old superstar is friends with all kinds: models and movie stars, moms and teenagers, fellow musicians and felines. She lunches with Reese and crafts with Hailee; she FaceTimes with Selena and parties with Jaime. This weekend alone, Swift stopped by Lena Dunham’s Saturday Night Live after-party the night before roaming the streets of N.Y.C. with Lorde. (And this was just a few days after road-tripping in California with Karlie Kloss!)

In order to make sense of the Swift-ian social web, we decided to break things down, high-school-cafeteria style. We present: the illustrated guide to Taylor Swift’s BFFs. We have our Homecoming Queens: the prim, proper, gorgeous stars whom Swift can count on for an emergency cupcake-baking session or a spontaneous dance party. We have our Rebels, whom Swift turns to when she’s feeling dangerous (keep in mind: for Swift, “dangerous” just means, like, wearing a beanie). Then there are the Hipsters, with whom Swift can confidently rock her aviators and plaid. Miley, J. Law, Katy, Carrie, and Tina comprise our Frenemies, all of whom—to varying degrees—have had icy relationships with Swift. And lastly, we have our Cool Moms, none of whom has ever had a lunch that didn’t involve a second glass of sauvignon blanc.

'Glee' Star Dianna Agron Signs With CAA

CAA has signed Glee star Dianna Agron.

The actress was previously with William Morris Endeavor. She will continue to be managed by Thor Bradwell, her onetime agent at WME who is now situated at LBI Entertainment, as well as LBI's Rick Yorn.

Agron is best known for playing Quinn Fabray, the cheerleader turned glee club standout in the Fox series.

Moviewise, she appeared in DreamWorks' I Am Number Four and appears in LucBesson‘s The Family in which she stars opposite Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Up next for the actress is Pretenders, a Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) indie that also has Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots and Anton Yelchin in its cast.