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Abbie Cornish Talks ‘The Girl’ & Working With Madonna

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Abbie Cornish Talks ‘The Girl’ & Working With Madonna

Abbie CornishAbbie Cornish next picture will be a small indie film by David Riker, to be called simply The Girl, in which she replaced Emily Blunt, earlier this year.

Australian beauty’s career has taken rise to the top through Jane Campion’s breathtaking period romance Bright Star. After that film Cornish was lifted out for The Dark Fields next to rising A-lister Bradley Cooper and  De Niro, and in Zack Snyder’s cyberpunk fantasia Sucker Punch. Behind the high-concept Limitless, Cornish seemingly finding herself in the mix for several upcoming hot projects The Great Gatsby, Prometheus as well as starring one in Madonna‘s W.E. alongside Oscar Isaac.

Screen Daily report that Cornish has signed on to the drama “The Girl,” directed by David Riker (La Ciudad) and will play a young Texan mother who starts smuggling immigrants across the border from Mexico. When things go wrong, she has to travel across Mexico with the titular eight year old orphan. 70 percent of dialogue is in Spanish so she has to be learning Spanish at lightning speed. The film’s currently in pre-production, and co-producers Goldcrest will be shopping it around at the American Film Market in November.

Cornish also spoke about her role in Madonna’s upcoming the two-tiered romantic drama “W.E.” It was one of the hardest shoots she’s ever had to work:

There was so much in the script. I was amazed, we shot it all,”

she said. The reason why filming “W.E.” is so difficult lies in the fact that “you have two stories that run parallel”; diverged and focuses on the affair between King Edward VIII and American grass widow Wallis Simpson together with a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

The actress shown nothing but kindness for Madonna’s film-making, though noted her approach to visuals was atypical.

We might see beautiful Cornish pick up awards for one of these roles.

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