Elizabeth Chase Olsen

Elizabeth Chase Olsen

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $2,990,625 84.5%
+ Foreign: $547,821 15.5%
= Worldwide: $3,538,446

Olsen’s wide-spaced eyes and slightly flattened features give the impression of a face pressed against a window. She’s locked out and desperate, a lost soul looking through a glass darkly. Voice
So far the film is in good shape. A first feature that won the Best Director award last January at Sundance, it remains to be seen whether it will be embraced by a wider audience than the art-house crowd.
The top-grossing film starring an Olsen twin to date has been this year’s teen flick “Beastly,” which featured Mary-Kate and raked in $27.9 million back in March. The sisters’ second-highest grossing movie was 1995’s “It Takes Two,” a family comedy that made about $20 million. LAT

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen


BERLIN — Exclusive Media has started shopping Elizabeth Olsen-Glenn Close starrer Therese Raquin to foreign buyers, while David Dinerstein’s new venture LD Entertainment will distribute the period drama domestically. Harry Potter’s Tom Felton also will star in the period drama, which is based on the 19th century play and novel by Emile Zola.
Acclaimed theater director Charlie Stratton will direct the film from his adapted script (he directed the play in 1995 in Los Angeles). He is set to start shooting in the spring

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Academy Nominations Lunch

Academy Nominations Lunch


Elizabeth Olsen at Spirit Award

Elizabeth Olsen at Spirit Award


Michelle Williams, was named best actress for her role in the biopic “My Week With Marilyn,” in which she portrays the iconic star Marilyn Monroe at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 25. Williams also won a Golden Globe for her performance and is nominated for an Academy Award. Elizabeth Olsen competed for Best Actress honors for her work in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” but ended up losing out the Michelle Williams.

Elizabeth Olsen  "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

Elizabeth Olsen "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

“This girl arrived like Cinderella on a rocket sled.” The college senior makes her feature film debut October 21 as the title character in the psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene.
“the miracle of Olsen’s work in this film is that she both bows to that imposition, as befits her character’s vulnerability, and also struggles against it, as if to shout, “No, that is not all. He can’t watch me forever. I can be free.” She could almost be a movie star under the whip of a demonic director, and the battle to cling to her coherent self is as touching—and, depending on how you read the final shot, as undecided—as Elisabeth Shue’s portrayal of another victim, in “Leaving Las Vegas.” In Martha’s slow, stunned movements, which persist even in the refuge of her sister’s home, we see what it means to be colonized in spirit, and “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is not so much a religious parable as a private war film: Patrick versus Martha, the conqueror against the virgin land. It should be a great escape, too, but I fear the worst.” here


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.