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The Shipping News

December 25, 2001


Based on E Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the story
follows a reporter, played by Kevin Spacey, who returns to his ancestral home in Newfoundland after his unfaithful wife is killed in a car crash. Cate will play the role of Spacey's ex-wife, Petal Bear. Once in Newfoundland he writes the shipping news for a local newspaper and falls in love with a lonely single mother, played by Julianne Moore. Rhys Ifans will play the newspaper's foreign news editor. Cast also includes Scott Glen and Judi Dench. Lasse Hallström, who also did Chocolate and The Cider House Rules, will directed.

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