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Fox Searchlight Movies Coming in 2013: Stoker, The East, and Trance

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Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska in Stoker | Fox Searchlight

My inbox is filling up with emails from movie studios and distributors about what’s ahead in 2013. It’s always a thrill for me, because even if I know certain films are coming down the pike, it sort of solidifies it in my head about what’s coming.

Below is a look at what’s on tap from Fox Searchlight in 2013. This division of Fox Entertainment Group specializes in a lot of independent and British films, foreign films, dramedies and horror. They’re no doubt riding high right now because many of their films are doing well in the awards race this season, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Hitchcock, The Sessions, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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Stoker PosterAnd of course, last year, they did really well with The Descendants. You can always count on a Fox Searchlight film to be thoughtful, well written, well directed, sometimes funny and sometimes sad.

Let’s take a look at Fox Searchlight films coming in 2013:

STOKER 
Release date: March 1, 2013
Directed by: Park Chan-wook
Written by: Wentworth Miller
Produced by: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Costigan
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Nicole Kidman

After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

THE EAST
Release date: 2013
Directed by: Zal Batmanglij
Screenplay by: Zal Batmanglij & Brit Marling
Produced by: Ridley Scott, Michael Costigan, Jocelyn Hayes-Simpson, Brit Marling
Cast: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez and Patricia Clarkson

In The East, Sarah Moss (Marling) is a brilliant operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose top objective is to ruthlessly protect the interests of their A-list corporate clientele. She’s assigned to go undercover to infiltrate an anarchist collective known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Living amongst them in an effort to get closer to their members, Sarah finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with the group’s charismatic leader, finding her life and her priorities irrevocably changed.

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A Still from The East | Fox Searchlight

TRANCE
Release date: 2013
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Screenplay by: Joe Ahearne, John Hodge
Story by: Joe Ahearne
Produced by: Christian Colson, Danny Boyle
Cast: James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with an underworld gang joins forces with a charismatic hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur, the stakes rise faster and more dangerously than any of the players could have anticipated.

Jane Boursaw is the founder and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Her credits include hundreds of print and online publications, including The New York Times, People Magazine, Variety, Moviefone, TV Squad and more. Follow her on Twitter at @reellifejane.

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  1. I’ve yet to see trance. I’m a hypnotherapist. I hope they depict the hypnotherapist realistically (not swinging watches etc.)
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