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Because of my hair I rarely, rarely get recognized, but I was in America, in L.A., a couple of weeks ago and I was in a lift [elevator] in a department store and the doors opened and this woman stood there, looked at me and just went, “Khaleesi!” and then the doors closed! So that was mental and bizarre and rarely happens but when it does it’s normally on that kind of crazy scale.

This long-simmering project just got a shot in the arm: ‘Oscar-nominated director Pablo Larrain is attached to helm Oscar-nominated Tom Hardy in “The True American” for Annapurna Pictures.

The story, an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas’ 2014 non-fiction novel, follows a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran named Rais Bhuiyan who narrowly escapes a hate crime just days after 9/11. He then surprisingly works to have his attacker spared from execution.

Kathryn Bigelow was at one point set to direct and remains onboard as producer alongside Megan Ellison, Matthew Budman and Juan de Dios Larrain.’
Originally reported by deadline.com
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Photo by Jeff Vespa | TIFF studio portrait for Legend | Toronto, Ca | Sept 13, 2015

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Lizzie On playing Audrey Mae: “Nobody has very nice things to say about her. She was untalented and wanted to be a star, so there were a lot of reasons to have an issue with her personality. But at the same time, she was dealing with an alcoholic husband who was never home, so you end up having compassion and empathy for her. I just tried to be her lawyer—to, you know, defend her.”