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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

February 12, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Hathaway does Shakespeare, and more nominee updates

Well, with a name like Anne Hathaway, you’d think she’d get around to the Bard sooner or later. Word is today that the Academy Award nominee for “Rachel Getting Married” will turn up this summer as Viola in “Twelfth Night,” for a Shakespeare in the Park production.
In other Oscar-nominee updates, Josh Brolin (“Milk”) will team up with John Malkovich for “Jonah Hex,” a DC Comics adaptation about a wealthy Southern plantation owner and a bounty hunter. (OK, you guess which is which.) Production begins in April. And Philip Seymour Hoffman will make his feature directing debut with “Jack Goes Boating,” a screen adaptation of the 2007 Off-Broadway play by Bob Glaudini. Hoffman will also star in the film, opposite Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”).
Speaking of Hoffman, there’s a story in the LA Times today arguing that Hoffman might — just might — pull off an upset and win the supporting actor category, over sure-thing Heath Ledger. I kind of doubt it (and, in fact, the writer of the story says he doubts it too), but he makes a good case. And here’s an interesting stat from the story: “Doubt” is one of only 32 movies in Oscar’s history to earn four acting nominations. That feat deserves a clip, so here are three of the movie’s four nominees (Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams) in a scene just bursting with subtext:

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