Hugh Dancy, Sarah Paulson and Elizabeth Olsen to star in Martha Marcy May Marlene

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

The Olsen Twins have been quiet lately (I’m still wondering how they were involved in Heath Ledger’s death), but their sister seems set to break onto the Hollywood scene.  She’s starting small, but getting a lead role in an indie drama is a good route to take.  Elizabeth Olsen is set to star in the drama MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE with Hugh Dancy and Sarah Paulson.  In the film, she’ll play a young woman that escapes a cult and lives with her older sister.  Paulson will play her sister while Dancy will play her sister’s husband.  Sean Durkin wrote and will direct the film.

Although this definitely won’t break any box office records, it’s one I’m going to keep my eye on.  I always thought the idea of cults would/could make a great film if addressed properly.  Plus, this seems to be a challenging role for a young, inexperienced actress, so it should be a good indicator as to whether or not Elizabeth Olsen is going to make it.

Elizabeth Olsen

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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