It’s strange, how much I want to see Juno Temple succeed. I love her to death, even though I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen her in two movies. Yet those movie — Cracks and Atonement — were such a gorgeous, fascinating films, and she was simply perfect in them. She seems incredibly promising, and she’s starting to garner attention — she’s been cast as Queen Anne in Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming extravaganza of excess and revisionist history, The Three Musketeers, as well as in The Dark Knight Rises.
Dirty Girl, however, features her as the star. She plays a rebellious and promiscuous teenager in s stuffy Oklahoma town who befriends a different kind of school misfit (Jeremy Dozier), and the two embark on a road trip to find her father. It’s got a remarkable supporting cast, including Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, and Dwight Yoakam. The trailer doesn’t blow me away, but it’s tantalizing enough that, combined with the casting, I’m definitely interested.