- Title: USA: Sienna Miller stars in new movie
- Date: 9th April 2009
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (APRIL 7, 2009) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) SIENNA MILLER, ACTRESS, SAYING: "Most people are drawn to a magnetic person who walks on the fine line between life and extinction and I think Cleveland is very much that character that all people are drawn to. So I could relate to that in the character herself and she was - I had to learn the violin as well. Screeching."
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- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
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- Story Text: "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" starring Sienna Miller, Peter Sarsgaard and Jon Foster is a coming-of-age story about carefree youth and a search for identity.
Story: Knowing this was possibly the last summer of your youth, what would you do? Three characters in the new movie "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" have an answer. They vow to have the most carefree, fun and wild summer of their lives.
The first to be cast in the film was Peter Sarsgaard who plays "Cleveland", a small time crook who is a motorcyle-riding rebel. The actor was offered the role just as he was to become a first-time father and it appealed to him because the character's life is so different from the domesticated one he was about to enter.
"The thing about Cleveland too that fits quite well is that he's living that life because he doesn't want to be in touch with his real life," said Sarsgaard. "He's doing those things because to settle down and just sit and do nothing for a minute would destroy him. So, all of his behaviour in the movie that's exaggerated or dangerous or like a rock star is because he can't just sit still and be with himself and you know to take a moment to escape domestic life for a holiday - to have the opportunity to do that, which I recommend to every man at some point, is something actually that's quite good."
"The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" is based on the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon. It takes place in Pittsburgh in the early 1980s and centres on a love triangle between "Cleveland", his girlfriend "Jane", a classically trained violinist with a wild streak, played by Sienna Miller and their new friend "Art" played by Jon Foster.
"Art" has just finished college and is going to start a job in the Fall set up by his father, a powerful mafia boss who wants better things for his son. The three spend their nights in clubs dancing to punk music and their days lounging by the pool or driving around the countryside. In the process, they all fall in love with each other. Miller said it was obvious why everyone would be enamored with "Cleveland".
"Most people are drawn to a magnetic person who walks on the fine line between life and extinction and I think Cleveland is very much that character that all people are drawn to," said Miller. "So I could relate to that in the character herself and she was - I had to learn the violin as well. Screeching."
All three characters are struggling to find their identity before moving on to the adult phase of their lives. They're seizing the day because they know it might be their last chance to have such a carefree summer. It is a moment in one's life that both Miller and Sarsgaard could relate to.
"I mean I think most summers growing up you have a group of friends and you all go, you know, you drive around and do crazy things,"
"I feel like everyone does some version of this," echoed Sarsgaard.
Mena Suvari and Nick Nolte round out the cast of "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh". The movie is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and will be in limited release in North America starting April 10.
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