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Everybody Do The No-Promotion

- September 8th, 2012

Everybody do the No-Promotion
Robert Redford’s not doing a press conference at TIFF (and darned little else) for his director/starring turn in The Company You Keep, and star Shia LaBeouf is a no-show.
There’s no presser for Bill Murray’s much-talked-about turn as FDR in Hype Park On The Hudson (loveable flake Murray will supposedly be here for the red carpet, but he’s more likely to crash your golf tournament or birthday party than do an interview).
And what about Oscar winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)? So far, no appearance and no promotion at TIFF for his latest film Arthur Newman.
Co-star Olivia Blunt – who IS talking a lot about her part in the Bruce Willis/Joseph Gordon-Levitt movie Looper – admits she’s disappointed not to be doing press for Arthur Newman.
“I guess it’s because it’s not very big – it only cost about $7 million – and we found out rather late that the film would be in Toronto,” she says about its non-promotion.
“But people will see it and it’s very strange and beautiful. My sweet friend Colin and I play kind of social outcasts who try and escape their miserable pasts and identities. And they find solace in each other in the most unconventional love story.”

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