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Exclusive video: 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'

November 24, 2009 |  7:48 am

Blake(2) The Ministry has an exclusive clip from the movie "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," featuring Robin Wright Penn and Keanu Reeves.

The characters appear calm and in control, but that's sort of the premise: The "perfect life" can hide many dramatic, decadent and desperate lives that came before.

Any film that has someone's life unraveling will get the Ministry's attention. 

Especially if the "unravel-ee" is the lovely and talented Robin Wright Penn, who, according to the New York Times, "at 43 is so hauntingly beautiful that she has nothing to fear from anybody’s lens."

Blake Lively of "Gossip Girl" is also in the cast as a younger version of Pippa. The Dish Rag has an interview with her over at Zap2It.

We have the "Pippa" preview after the jump.

Tidbit: Rebecca Miller, author of the book and writer-director of the film, didn't quite realize she had a starlet in her midst.

"To the end, I thought I was casting an unknown," she told the L.A. Times' Indie Focus. "I live in Ireland, rural Ireland, had not yet seen 'Gossip Girl.' "

The unraveling begins locally on Nov. 27. 

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Blake Lively on Nov. 12, 2009, in L.A. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times.

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