Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene
18 October, 2011
The film, which plays this week at the New York Film Festival before opening in theaters on Oct. 21, It sold to Fox Searchlight for around $1.6 million.
Since nobody can seem to remember its full name, it quickly became known as “the Lizzie Olsen movie,” after its 22-year-old star, Elizabeth Olsen. She’s the younger sister to the acting-and-fashion-designing Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley. And while she was technically an unknown actress and is still studying at NYU, she walked into Sundance with a publicist and a write-up in the fashion magazine V.