Special mention

Actress Melanie Lynskey, 33, gets a special mention in a Tulsa World review of director Tim Blake Nelson’s black comedy Leaves of Grass. New Plymouth-born Lynskey plays Colleen opposite star Edward Norton, who plays Brady. The plot follows an Ivy League philosophy professor (Norton) who is lured back into his home town by his twin brother (also Norton) for a doomed scheme against a local drug lord (Richard Dreyfuss) that unravels his life. “Multiple performances stand out, such as Melanie Lynskey as Brady’s pregnant fiancee, who sets the film’s events in motion by demanding that, with their first child on the way, he quit the pot business.” The film was released in the United States on September 17. It also featured at the 29 Toronto International Film Festival. Lynskey is next set to star in the 211 films Win, Win opposite Paul Giamatti and Touchback opposite Kurt Russell. She lives in Los Angeles.


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