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THE ATLANTIC TALKS IDEAS WITH THE DEBT JOHN MADDEN
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On The Atlantic Magazine site, THE DEBT director John Madden speaks with Robert Levin about his thriller relates to the world we live in now. At one point Madden address why a thriller is the perfect genre to engage in larger political and philosophical issues...

HUFFPO’S MARSHALL FINE WITH JESSICA CHASTAIN
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Huffington Post film writer Marhall Fine spoke with THE DEBT star Jesscia Chastain about her performance and the perils of being the Hollywood "it" girl. As Chastain quickly points out, "If you're the 'It' girl, that means that, soon, you'll be out of fashion. " But it's hard to imagine anyone who works as hard as Chastain being out of fashion. She goes on to talk about her study of dance helped her with Krav Maga, but not always: "There was a moment where my hand grazed his [Jesper Christensen's] chin accidentally. In that take, we both looked so fierce - but afterward, I gave this big gasp and covered my mouth with my hands. Fortunately, it was no big accident."

THE DAILY BEAST ON JESSICA CHASTAIN WINNING 2011 GUCCI AWARD.
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Daily Beast blogger Venetia Thompson reports that THE DEBT star Jessica Chastain was awarded the 2011 Gucci Award for Women in Cinema. In addition to the honor of the award -- and the fun of having Madonna introduce her -- Chastain...

MTV NEWS WITH JESSICA CHASTAIN AND SAM WORTHINGTON

Two stars of John Madden's THE DEBT -- Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington - sat down with MTV News to talk about their characters and preparation. Kara Warner reports on the interview at the MTV News blog. But watch the interview. Some really interesting insights, like Worthington on accents: "I find them always hard, it's like a costume."

WAPO LOOKS BACK AT HELEN MIRREN'S CAREER
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With THE DEBT now in theaters, the Washington Post pays tribute to the career of Helen Mirren with an extensive slideshow of her film career. It starts off with performance in the 1980 THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY and continues on through 27 slides and 31 years to arrive at THE DEBT. Also see our People in Film: Helen Mirren for an overview of her career.

NPR’S SEE HELEN MIRREN EVERYWHERE
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After seeing THE DEBT, Linda Holmes in "Monkey See," the pop-culture blog for NPR considered "Twenty Iconic Male Movie Roles In Which Helen Mirren Would Have Ruled." After all, as Holmes notes, "I enjoy her in pretty much everything...

JESSICA CHASTAIN FOLLOWS MOVIELINE
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In the Movieline interview with Jessica Chastain, S.T. VanAirsdale covers a lot of ground about the rising star. At one point, VanAirsdale asks about her preparation for her roles, especially her recent Krav Maga training...

USA TODAY ON HELEN MIRREN, SPY EXTRAORDINAIRE
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In his USA TODAY profile, "Helen Mirren: International woman of mystery," Bryan Alexander, looks at the British actress new acting direction: "butt-kicker in the spy world." She's learned a little martial arts and a little gun play, but she's most proud about her language skills, of having learned Russian. Mirren comments "Actually, Russians who have seen it say the accent is great...I'm thrilled."

SAM WORTHINGTON COMES TO BOSTON.COM
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In Boston.com, Lynda Gorov talks with Sam Worthington, one of the stars of John Madden's thriller THE DEBT. Among other things Worthington talks about how Madden sold him on the idea of the film, even before having seen a script....

NBCUNIVERSAL CAPTURES THE DEBT RED CARPET
The Folks from NBCUniversal direct were on hand for THE DEBT red-carpet NYC premiere to capture the stars and filmmakers.
HELEN MIRREN TALKS TO THE VULTURE
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In New York Magazine's culture blog, Vulture, Brett Smiley talks with THE DEBT star Helen Mirren about her part in the film, not doing Krav Maga, and, of course, her fabulous looks. Most interesting ar....

THE DEBT'S JOHN MADDEN CONSIDERS "ALL THINGS"
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The director of THE DEBT appeared on NPR's All Things Considered to discuss his thriller. It's a diverting conversation that swerves....

JESPER CHRISTENSEN TELLS SPEAKEASY HOW TO BE BAD
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In the Wall Street Journal cultural blog "Speakeasy," Rachel Dodes talks to the Danish actor Jesper Christensen, who plays the Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel, aka the "Surgeon of Birkenau" who, in John Madden's thriller THE DEBT. Dodes talks to him about the art of playing evil...

NEW YORK TIMES ON JESSICA CHASTAIN'S RISING STAR
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In The New York Times’ article “A Star Not Quite Overnight,” Margy Rochlin considers the range of roles that THE DEBT star Jessica Chastain has taken on in the recent years. More than anything, it’s clear how much work Ms. Chastain puts into her parts...

NEW YORK TIMES ON HELEN MIRREN’S MANY PERSONALITIES
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In  New York Times Magazine, Helen Mirren talks to Andrew Goldman about her multiple identities, including her past libertine reputation. One of the more interesting bits is Goldman trying to connect Mireen to her character in THE DEBT...

VULTURE: JESSICA CHASTAIN AT THE DEBT PREMIERE
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New York Magazine's culture blog, Vulture, caught up with THE DEBT star Jessica Chastain on the red carpet for the film's NY premiere. It's a fun exchange, especially with Ms. Chastain disclosing the special coaching that Sam Worthington provided...

FLICKS & BITS: SAM WORTHINGTON TALKS TO FUTURE SELF
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The film site Flicks and Bits posted a short interview with Sam Worthington about his part in John Madden's upcoming thriller THE DEBT. In the film Worthington plays a Mossad agent sent on a mission along with Jessica Chastain and Marton Csokas, and he talks about working with both of them. But since the film also take place 30 years forward, Worthington discusses Ciarán Hinds...

HUFF POST & THE DEBT DIRECTOR & STARS
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On Huffington Post, Jordan Zakarin talks with THE DEBT's director John Madden and stars Jessica Chastain & Sam Worthington about this international thriller.  It's a excellent primer on the film and its issues. It's a thriller, but, as Madden says, "one that has an emotional and psychological or moral complexity to it that's completely intertwined with the plot." As such, Chastain describes in the interview how she used her research on people who survived the Holocaust to inform her character Rachel. 

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Ari Karpel's profile of Jessica Chastain in Details Magazine (with great photos by Yu Tsai) highlights how in demand this star of John Madden's THE DEBT has become. After getting in a accident in a motorcross excursion after the Cannes Film Festival, Chastain jokes, "The only way I could get myself to rest was to get into a motorcycle accident." Luckily this was long after she shot all her Krav Maga moves in THE DEBT.

THE DEBT'S HELEN MIRREN BARES ALL TO ESQUIRE
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Helen Mirren is filled with secrets in her upcoming star turn in John Madden's The Debt. But for Cal Fussman's piece in Esquire Magazine "Helen Mirren: What I've Learned," she is filled with answers. She responds to the burning issues of the time, like drinking tea, Shakespeare and how to die on stage....

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