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    From Woody Allen and Diane Keaton to Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, directors have their favourites. We look at current pairings

    Thrice lucky
    Jennifer Lawrence won the Academy Award for best actress in 2012 for Silver Linings Playbook thanks to director David O Russell. The two worked together once again in American Hustle and now Russell does not want to let his muse go. Which is why you will see the 24 year old act in the director’s next, Joy. Scheduled for a 2015 release, the movie is the rags-to-riches tale of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. In a recent interview, Lawrence said, “He recently texted me at, I think, four in the morning, and was like, ‘I think I want to make a movie about the woman who invented the [Miracle] Mop. You want to do it?’ And I was like, yeah.’’

    holly-newBuilt to last?
    For all you know, Lily Collins would have been a better Bella than Kristen Stewart in The Twilight series, as that was the first movie the 24-year-old had auditioned for. However, she chose The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, by Harald Zwart, which also shot her to fame. We hope this collaboration is long standing, as the two have already started working on a series of the young-adult fantasy films, The Mortal Instruments, based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

    All that he wants
    Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has no
    problem ignoring heartthrob Robert Pattinson’s
    Twilight past. Having worked with Pattinson in Cosmopolis, the director wanted him to be a part of his latest ensemble film, Maps to the Stars. According to the 71-year-old director, Pattinson is a wonderful actor and the duo had a good time on Cosmopolis. Why does Pattinson enjoy working with Cronenberg so much?
    “I like the mood on his set,” he says. Moreover, it seems the director doesn’t believe in take after take. “I didn’t do any more than one take on anything,”
    confirms the actor, adding, “It’s a nice way to work.”

    hollyrobBFFs party
    Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke have been good friends from the time they attended Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn. Besides acting in films like The Innkeepers and This is 40, Dunham has also made some indie films like Tiny Furniture and a TV series called Girls. Both starred her childhood buddy, Kirke. In fact, Kirke even let Lena tattoo her. We hope the two grow together as actor-director and longtime friends.

    Bottoms up
    Chicago-based director, Joe Swanberg, is making sure he brings back his drinking buddy for his next film as well. The well-known personality in the  Mumblecore film movement, worked with actress Anna Kendrick in the popular 2013 film, Drinking Buddies. He has re-teamed with the actress for his upcoming film, Happy Christmas. This time the movie revolves around a woman who has an arrested adulthood and looks at her struggle to shoulder  her responsibilities.

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