It's been nine years since Lonergan directed the fantastic You Can Count on Me, starring Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney. One of the most underappreciated films of the past decade, despite winning a few film festival awards, the movie clearly didn't receive its due. Lonergan has kept a fairly low profile since, but in 2009 he returns with Margaret starring Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick and Matt Damon. Lonergan wrote and directed and if it's even a shred of Count on Me this will be a quality movie.
Synopsis: Margaret centers on a 17-year-old New York City high-school student who feels certain that she inadvertently played a role in a traffic accident that has claimed a woman's life. In her attempts to set things right she meets with opposition at every step. Torn apart with frustration, she begins emotionally brutalizing her family, her friends, her teachers, and most of all, herself. She has been confronted quite unexpectedly with a basic truth: that her youthful ideals are on a collision course against the realities and compromises of the adult world.
Release date TBD.