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Lynn Shelton follows her own direction in 'Laggies'
Lynn Shelton follows her own direction in 'Laggies'

Her first day on the Seattle set of the comedy "Laggies," Keira Knightley noticed something unusual about her director, Lynn Shelton: She knew all the grips' names. "Most directors are like generals or dictators, because it is like an army that's underneath them," Knightley says. "But there was no hierarchy. Lynn didn't just know everybody's name, she knew their partner's name, their kid's name, their kid's school. It was so chill. You felt like you could make a mistake and it would be OK." Like many of her characters, Shelton has a breezy, natural conversational style and a quick wit. Long-limbed with bright blue eyes...

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