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The Family Stone
Starring Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Claire as Julie Morton. The Stone family unites in common cause when their favorite son brings his uptight girlfriend home for the Christmas holdiay, with plans of proposing. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, she begs her sister to join her for emotional support, triggering further complications.
Pushers Needed
In production. The story of a group of harried, working class housewives who win a trip to Lourdes and embark on an adventure that will change their lives - leaving behind their husbands to care for the kids.
Written by Steve Martin, with Claire Danes starring as Mirabelle. Set in the elegant atmosphere of Neiman Marcus' gloves and accessories department, Shopgirl centers on Mirabelle, a disillusioned sales girl and aspiring artist who falls in love with two very different men: wealthy divorcee Ray Porter (Steve Martin) and a struggling musician Jeremy (Jimmy Fallon). As Mirabelle falls deeper and deeper for Ray and her life takes on a magical turn, she quickly realizes she must empower herself and make a choice between the two men.

North American Release date: Oct 21, 2005

Stage Beauty
Set in the 1660's at a time when in live theatre women's roles were played by men, Edward 'Ned' Kynaston (Bill Crudup) is England's most celebrated leading lady, using his beauty and skill to make the great female roles his own. But when Charles II is tired of seeing the same old performers, the ruler allows real women to tread the boards and men may no longer play women's parts. Ned becomes a virtual nobody, virtually overnight and seems headed for suicide till his ex-dresser turned actress Maria (Claire Danes) takes it upon herself to make a man of him again.

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North American Release date: Oct 8, 2004

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Claire Danes playing the role of Kate Brewster. Eight Years Ago. The Machines Who Rule The Future Sent An Unstoppable Terminator To Assassinate The Young John Connor. They Failed. In 2003. The Machines Will Try Again.

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North American Release date: July 2, 2003

The Hours
This ensemble drama tells three stories simultaneously of women in different times, all drawn upon the writings of author Virginia Woolf. First, there's the author herself in 1923, struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide, while writing Mrs. Dalloway. The other two interlayed stories are that of Laura Brown, a pregnant Los Angeles housewife in 1949 planning a birthday party for her husband who finds that she can't stop reading Mrs. Dalloway, and Clarissa Vaughn, a modern New York woman throwing a party for her friend and former lover, acclaimed author Richard, dying of AIDS.

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North American Release date: December 27, 2002

It's All About Love
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, starring Claire Danes and Joaquin Phoenix. It's All About Love is the story of two lovers' attempt to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of spiritual collapse. Amidst sudden flaws in the laws of nature, where people drop dead in the streets of New York and Ugandans become weightless, John (Phoenix) and world-famous ice skating star Elena (Danes) sign divorce papers, only to realize that love is a cause worth fighting for. It's All About Love is a fresh take on modern love and future life as two lovers battle a conspiracy of cosmic proportions."

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Igby Goes Down
Written and Directed by Burr Steers. Igby Slocumb (Kieran Culkin), a rebellious and sarcastic seventeen-year-old boy, is at war with the stifling world of "old money" privilege he was born in to. With a schizophrenic father (Bill Pullman), a self-absorbed, distant mother (Susan Sarandon), and a shark-like young republican big brother (Ryan Phillippe), Igby figures there must be a better life out there - and sets about finding it.

Happily flunking out of yet another prep school, Igby is sent off to a military academy in the dreaded Midwest. With the aid of his mother's pilfered credit card, he goes on the lam. His darkly comedic voyage eventually lands him in New York, where he hides out at his godfather's (Jeff Goldblum) weekend pied-a-terre. There he encounters a deviant cast of characters, including his godfather's trophy choreographer girlfriend (Amanda Peet) and the terminally bored Sookie Sapperstein (Claire Danes). In his quest to free himself from the oppressive dysfunction of his family, Igby's struggles veer from the comic to the tragic in an ultimately noble attempt to keep himself from "going down."

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Princess Mononoke
Claire Danes, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have agreed to lend their vocal talents to the U.S. version of the Japanese animated blockbuster Princess Mononoke. Miramax Films is targeting a summer 1999 domestic release for the adult-oriented picture, which grossed more than $150 million in Japan. Danes will provide the voice of the heroine San, Driver will take the role of Eboshi, and Anderson will voice a character called Moro.

North American Release date: October 29, 1999

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The Mod Squad
Claire Danes, Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi star in this modern day remake of the '70s TV show.

North American Release date: March 26, 1999

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Brokedown Palace
Starring: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Paul Walker. Immediately following their high school graduation, two girls embark on a much-anticipated trip to Thailand. Their vacation turns nightmarish after they are accused of drug trafficking, then sentenced to 33 years in a Thai prison. Bill Pullman plays the expatriate American lawyer who comes to their aid. Directed by Jonathan Kaplan, Screenplay by David Arata. A Monarch Pictures film - distribution by 20th Century Fox. Currently in post-production.

North American Release date: August 16, 1999

Les Misérables
Directed by Bille August. With Claire in the role of Cossette, Liam Neeson as Jean Valejean, Geoffrey Rush as Javery, and Uma Thurman as Fantine.
U-Turn (aka Stray Dogs)
Directed by Oliver Stone. Claire stars along with Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Jennifer Lopez in a movie about a hoodlum whose car breaks down in a small town, where he becomes dangerously involved with a beautiful woman and her husband. Shooting began in November, 1996

Release date: October 3, 1997

The Rainmaker
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Claire as "Kelly". Matt Damon is to play the young lawyer who takes the case of an indigent family whose son is denied medical care by an insurer and dies as a result. Virginia Madsen plays the mother who presses the legal case, with Danny Devito playing the role of a shady paralegal and Jon Voight to play the insurance company rep Leo Drumlin. Claire is also reunited with Mary Kay Place (who played Camille Cherski in My So-Called Life) in this film.
Polish Wedding
With Polish Wedding, writer/director Theresa Connelly combines classic Hollywood romanticism with a fresh and vital look at the blood ties that bind us all. Her story focuses on the love, jealousies and entanglements facing a working class, Polish-American clan from Detroit. Lena Olin heads a compelling cast as the still sexy and smart matriarch; Gabriel Byrne is her sensitive but suspicious baker husband; and Claire Danes is daughter Hala, the eye of the family's tempestuous storm.

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Company of Angels
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, director Kathryn Bigelow (Near Dark, Strange Days) is planning to direct a film about Joan of Arc to be called Company of Angels. The the two names on her short list are Winona Ryder and Claire Danes.

Update 1: Winona Ryder has apparently recommended Claire for the part, as her age is better suited for it. No news on whether or not Claire has committed to the project.
Update 2: Morgan Creek Pictures has apparently purchased Company of Angels for development.
Update 3: Scheduled to begin shooting in January, 1997.
Update 4: As of October 28th, Claire has turned down a role in Company of Angels due to scheduling conflicts.

Romeo and Juliet
Claire stars as Juliet to Leonardo DiCaprio's Romeo in this modern day remake of Shakespeare's tragic love story. Began shooting on January 8, 1996 in Mexico City and Veracruz, Mexico and at one time titled as Verona Beach according to DAILY VARIETY.

For production notes, click here.
Release date: November 1, 1996

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To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday


David Lewis (Peter Gallagher) seems to have the perfect marriage. He adores his gorgeous wife Gillian. They spend hours strolling the picturesque beaches of Nantucket Island, sharing their hopes and dreams. They gleefully romp in the waves at midnight and play the intimate games that lovers play. There is only one thing wrong with this idyllic couple: Gillian died two years ago. Torn by grief and guilt, David has been fixating on her spirit. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday tells the bittersweet story of David's journey from denial to finally realizing that he can let go of his fantasies of Gillian without losing his love for her.

Release date: October 18, 1996

I Love You, I Love You Not
Claire stars opposite legendary French actress Jeanne Moreau, playing a young woman whose grandmother is a Holocaust survivor in I Love You, I Love You Not.

North American Release date: October 17, 1997

Home For The Holidays
Obligation and blood ties take Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) home every Thanksgiving to visit her family in Baltimore. A dutiful daughter always goes home for the holidays, even if she can't convince her own 15-year old offspring to follow.

Giving thanks looks like a tall order this year, in light of the downward spiral Claudia's life is taking these days. In the span of 36 hours, she manages to lose her job, her head, her coat and her cool. Even her daughter's virginity appears to be on a collision course with a teenage boy. What Claudia doesn't expect to lose this Thanksgiving is this sense of dread and loathing... of wanting to be anywhere but home with the family.

How to Make an American Quilt
Berkeley graduate student Finn (Winona Ryder) is spending the summer at the home of her grandmother (Ellen Burstyn), and great-aunt (Anne Bancroft) in Grasse, California. Her grandmother's house, also the home of the Grasse Quilting Bee, is a quiet haven where Finn intends to actually finish her latest thesis. More importantly, Finn needs the summer to think over a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Sam (Dermot Mulroney). Over the course of this summer Finn is told stories of the loves that shaped their lives by the women who've seen it all, the women of the Grasse Quilting Bee.
Little Women
Claire plays the role of Beth March in this 1994 remake of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.