Margaret - 2011
A young woman (Anna Paquin) wrestles with powerful emotions after witnessing a catastrophic bus accident in this drama from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me). Though production on Margaret wrapped in late, 2005, the future of the film came into question when the Lonergan's original edit clocked in at approximately 180 minutes, and Fox Searchlight executives balked at the titanic runtime. Lawsuits ensued, and eventually a series of filmmakers including Martin Scorsese came aboard to help produce an edit that would both preserve the filmmaker's artistic vision, and satisfy the studio's demands for paring the story down. Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Jean Reno, and Matthew Broderick co-star.