Francesca Gregorini

Jessica Biel Joins ‘Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes’

Jessica Biel will star alongside Kaya Scodelario in the indie thriller Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, which is being written and directed by one-half of the Tanner Hall duo Francesca Gregorini.

The film follows the bizarre relationship between a grieving mother (Jessica Biel), who has lost her child and now carries around a surrogate doll, and the seventeen-year-old babysitter that comes to take care of this very life-like doll. The young woman goes along with the delusion because the mother looks like her own mom, whom she lost years earlier.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Tanner Hall’ Blu-ray Deleted Scene

Rooney Mara stars in the critically acclaimed boarding school drama Tanner Hall, from first time directors Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg. The movie made its Blu-ray and DVD debut earlier this week, and to celebrate, we have an exclusive look at a deleted scene featuring Georgia King as Victoria and Alaina Lauren Steinberg as Margaret. Check it out below.

As Fernanda (Rooney Mara) enters her senior year at Tanner Hall, a sheltered boarding school in New England, she's faced with unexpected changes in her group of friends when a childhood acquaintance, the charismatic yet manipulative trouble-maker Victoria (Georgia King), appears. Shy and studious, Fernanda is usually the voice of reason among her friends, adventurous and sexy Kate (Brie Larson) and tomboy Lucasta (Amy Ferguson), but when she begins a complicated friendship with Gio (Tom Everett Scott), an older family friend, she decides it's finally time to take some risks. Jealous of Fernanda's exciting relationship, Victoria begins to sabotage Fernanda's plans and plots to publicly humiliate her. Meanwhile, Lucasta struggles with her newfound feelings towards another classmate, and mischievous Kate is too preoccupied with making her teachers nervous to pay much attention to her actual classes. However, as each of the girls flirt with adulthood, they realize they still need each other to help get through their first grown-up decisions-and the consequences they bring.

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EXCLUSIVE: Tatiana Von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini Talk ‘Tanner Hall’

Directors Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg discuss Tanner Hall, working with Rooney Mara, and much more.

Filmmakers Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg made their writing and directing debuts with Tanner Hall, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD December 13. The film also marks the feature debut of Rooney Mara, who starred as Fernanda long before her roles in A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I recently had the chance to speak with Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg over the phone about their directorial debut. Here's what they had to say below.

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Four ‘Tanner Hall’ Clips

Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Tom Everett Scott, and Chris Kattan headline the upcoming drama Tanner Hall from directors Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg. This coming-of-age drama follows four girls in boarding school, as well as the lives of their teachers. Anchor Bay has released four new clips from Tanner Hall, which you can check out below.

Tanner Hall was released September 9th, 2011.

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