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ZOE SALDANA READS ‘PALMS’ November 1, 2008


Zoe Saldana has joined the huge ensemble cast of “Burning Palms,” writer-director Christopher Landon’s satire of Los Angeles stereotypes as told through five interlacing stories. 


      Each of their characters confronts taboos and an uncertain, often darkly humorous fate, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


      Dylan McDermott, Lake Bell, Nick Stahl, Paz Vega and Shannen Doherty also star in the film, which is being produced by Oren Segal, Steven Prince and Jason Hewitt.


      “It’s kind of like a John Waters version of ‘Short Cuts,'” said Segal. The segments are based on popular stereotypes of West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Westwood and Holmby Hills.


       The cast also includes Adriana Barraza, Colleen Camp, Jamie Chung, Robert Hoffman, Peter Macdissi, Emily Meade, Anson Mount, Rosamund Pike, Austin Williams and Tom Wright.       

       Principal photography is under way in Los Angeles and moves to Baton Rouge, La., next week. Saldana will next be seen on the big screen as Uhura in “Star Trek.”


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