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What Maisie Knew Trailer Alexander Skarsgard Coloring Break

041Alexander Skarsgard and Onata Aprile are featured in the new trailer for the film “What Maisie Knew”. No matter what age you are everyone can use a coloring break!

The trailers are on this link:

The film is due out May 3, 2013. Alexander Skarsgard will be present at the film’s red carpet event in New York being held on May 2, 2013.  Good luck to all the fans that will be there!

Screencaps below:

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New What Maisie Knew Film Poster



Another poster has been released for “What Maisie Knew”. The film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Julianne Moore and Onata Aprile and they are featured in the poster shown above.

EW posted the following:

Kramer vs. Kramer continues to stand as one of the most memorable, heart-wrenching dramas about divorce and the battle for child custody. But way before the Dustin Hoffman/Meryl Streep-starrer, there was What Maisie Knew, a 1897 book by Henry James about a child shuffled back and forth between her two divorced parents every six months. That turn-of-the-century novel has now been updated for a modern retelling on the big screen, in a film starring Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgård.

EW has the exclusive poster for the movie that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. On the new one-sheet, Moore and Skarsgård peek in from the edges, while young actress Onata Aprile (Maisie) is front and center, boring her big eyes “Mona Lisa”-style into anyone who catches a glance of this striking poster — (Shown above)


In What Maisie Knew, aging rock star Susanna (Moore) and art dealer Beale (Steve Coogan) are the negligent, self-involved divorced parents of young Maisie. Alexander Skarsgård plays the much younger bartender Susanna marries after Beale marries Maisie’s nanny (Scottish actress Joanna Vanderham). Maisie’s two new stepparents come to care for her more than her childish parents do.

What Maisie Knew is directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel (The Deep End,Uncertainty) and will be released by Millennium Entertainment this May.


Page on this site has more info on the film:

Alexander Skarsgard’s “What Maisie Knew” Film Poster



The film poster for the film “What Maisie Knew” was released today. The poster is shown above. The film stars Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan and Onata Aprile.


The film was adapted by Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne, and co-directed by Scott McGeehee and David Siegel.  The film tells of parents — an aging rock star (Moore) and a contemporary art dealer (Coogan) — who are locked in a custody battle for their six year old daughter Maisie. In the midst of all this, they each take on new lovers — ex-nanny Margo (Joanna Vanderham) and bartender Lincoln (Skarsgard) — further disrupting the world of young Maisie, who ultimately has to fend for herself.

Alexander Skarsgard, Onata Aprile TIFF 2012

Brought to you by the producers of “The Kids Are All Right,” this looks like another contemporary take on modern relationships between parents and children. “What Maisie Knew” opens May 2013 via Millenium Films.


What Maisie Knew TIFF Festival Gala Presentation

Alexander Skarsgard’s upcoming film “What Maisie Knew” will be presented at TIFF (Toronto Internation Film Festival).

The film description:

Drawing from classic American literature but rooted in today’s New York City, What Maisie Knew is an affecting portrait of a family coming apart, as seen from the vantage point of a six-year-old girl who watches the adults around her behave like children.

Susanna (Julianne Moore) is a pushy but seductive rock and roll icon married to Beale (Steve Coogan), a charming, distracted art dealer. Unnerved by the prospect of middle-aged stasis and drawn to other lovers, the couple eventually divorces. Maisie (Onata Aprile), their only child, is caught in the middle of it all, a flesh-and-blood bargaining tool who winds up being shuttled back and forth between her parents as they each attempt to start their lives afresh with new partners. Quietly precocious and a keen observer, Maisie begins to understand how essentially selfish, irresponsible and damaged her parents really are. With time their new relationships disintegrate as well, and Maisie is forced to consider whether or not she should try to construct for herself a whole new family altogether.

The genius of Henry James’ novel lay in its uncanny ability to capture its young protagonist’s developing consciousness over time. As rendered by the directing duo of Scott McGehee and David Siegel (who also dealt sensitively with complicated parent-child relations in The Deep End and Bee Season), this screen version conveys Maisie’s internal world not so much through language as images. In Aprile, they have found a truly remarkable child star, with a gaze that arrests us with its sincerity and knowingness. Hers is an unforgettable performance, beautifully matched by her adult co-stars Moore (feisty, compelling, and often clad in leopard-print outfits) and Coogan, who is by turns frustrating and endearing in an atypical dramatic role. A grown-up film about childhood and a scathing look at two childish grown-ups,What Maisie Knew is, above all, wickedly amusing and cuttingly insightful.

To purchase tickets please visit TIFF.net

Official Trailer: