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Tribeca's Trust Me shows dark comic side of Hollywood business

Published on Apr 24, 2013 6:05 AM
 
Felicity Huffman, left, Clark Gregg and Amanda Peet attend the premiere of Trust Me during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The dark comedy paints an uncomfortable picture of backstabbing and subterfuge in the film industry that drew from all - and none - of creator Clark Gregg's personal experiences. -- FILE PHOTO: CHARLES SYKES/INVISION/AP

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The dark comedy Trust Me, playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, paints an uncomfortable picture of backstabbing and subterfuge in the film industry that drew from all - and none - of creator Clark Gregg's personal experiences.

As the film's screenwriter, lead actor and director, Gregg said he had started out writing a big ensemble movie with several story lines, one of which became Trust Me, about the travails of agent Howard Holloway.

The film tells the story of the hapless Holloway, a failed actor, as he represents a teen-aged actress trying to launch a Hollywood career.

Joining Gregg in the cast are Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney and Amanda Peet.

 
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