Elizabeth Olsen Scores New Role Alongside De Niro


Elizabeth Olsen still needs to be described as "Mary-Kate and Ashley's younger sister," but any day now she might shake that epithet. The third Olsen's movie, Martha Marcy May Marlene, screened at Sundance, and The Hollywood Reporter called it "a star-making turn" for the 21-year-old. Now she's been cast in Rodrigo Cortes's Red Lights, a thriller about paranormal activity, alongside Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, and Cillian Murphy. Olsen will play a psychology student and Cillian Murphy's love interest. (In real life, she's an actual student at NYU, but she'll take a break to shoot the film.) You'd think a new face would feel intimidated next to Oscar winner Robert De Niro and three-time Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver. But this one's already spent 21 years alongside two skinny, pretty sisters who had a net worth of $100 million by the time they were 17, so it's probably no sweat. [Risky Business/HR]