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Olivia Thirlby Joins De Niro & Dano In 'Another Bullshit Night In Suck City'

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Mar 03, 2011 | 9:57am EST

Olivia ThirlbyWell, Olivia Thirlby has a challenge ahead of her.

The actress has joined Paul Dano and Robert De Niro in the upcoming film adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, to be directed by Paul Weitz. Good news, sure -- but Thirlby better be ready to act.

Because, for those unaware, Flynn's book is brilliantly heartbreaking. It tells his story of meeting his father while working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter, but the book isn't written in a traditional form. Instead, Flynn relies on short, vignette-like chapters that blend poetry and prose, resulting in a reading experience that relies on both the actual words and the atmosphere they create to tell the story.

In short? This shit is serious. Plus, Dano and De Niro are both profound performers, so Miss I-talk-with-hip-words-in-Juno better be ready to bring the goods.

Source: Deadline

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