At Loomstate's celebration of Earth Day last night at Good Units, Winona Ryder apologized to us for seeming flustered. "I'm a little disoriented, I just came from work and I'm overwhelmed," she said. She had just started shooting Jay Anania's The Stare opposite James Franco two days earlier, "and today I had a six-page scene," she laughed. "It's going really great, it's a fantastic project, I'm really super, super excited about it. It's such a good script, it's obviously a great opportunity to work with a great actor like Franco, and the other cast" — including Josh Hamilton, Marin Ireland, and Katherine Waterston — "is fantastic." The synopsis for the film, which casts Ryder as a playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night, initially recalls Black Swan (which Ryder also appeared in), and the actress didn't dispute the comparison last night: "There's a big twist that I can't reveal, but it's sort of almost that Black Swan thing where things are coming out in her play." But does she get to go mano a mano with Franco (who co-stars as an actor in the play), the way Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis had a physical throwdown in Black Swan? "I can't say," Ryder admitted after much hesitation. "There's one very, very ... Ah, I can't even say. But there's something that happens, so it's going to be great."
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