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Elizabeth Olsen Lands Lead In 'Red Lights'

Jan 24, 2011 | 7:16am EST

Elizabeth OlsenWell, well, well. It looks like there actually might be a modicum of talent in the Olsen gene after all. The twins' mostly unknown younger sister Elizabeth has become a breakout star at this years Sundance Film Festival with her starring role in Martha Marcy May Marlene, and though the drama hasn’t yet been picked up for distribution, the positive vibes the film has garnered are sure to draw a buyer.

But Olsen isn't letting success slow her down. She has been cast in Red Lights, the follow up from Buried director Rodrigo Cortes. As we have reported previously, Red Lights follows Robert De Niro as a psychic who is being interviewed and questioned by Sigourney Weaver, a psychology professor. Olsen will play Weaver’s student and love interest to Cillian Murphy. The film is a psychological thriller with elements of paranormal activity.

Good for Olsen. I’m not saying her older sisters' success is undeserved, because after all they worked throughout their entire childhood, but it is always nice to see actual talent rise to the top. Hopefully it’ll stick around.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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