At Sunday night's Oscar ceremony Mandy Moore took the stage alongside her Tangled co-star Zachary Levi to perform "I See the Light," the sweet romantic duet that was nominated for Best Original Song but didn't win. A few years before that, another sweet romantic duet "Falling Slowly," from the movie Once, was performed on the Oscar stage and did wind up winning. These two facts don't have all that much to do with each other, but bizarrely enough, Moore has now signed on to star in a thriller called Falling Slowly, which is totally unrelated to the song and is instead a haunted house thriller.
Yeah, if I were Once stars Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard, I'd be pretty annoyed too. According to Variety Moore and Rodrigo Santoro (Che, I Love You Phillip Morris) will co-star in the film, which will be the directorial debut of Buried writer Chris Sparling. It will be Moore's most significant on-screen role-- as in, not lending her voice to Tangled-- since the twin disastrous 2007 comedies Because I Said So and License to Wed; so long as Falling Slowly is even remotely good, this will most definitely be a step up.
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