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You know you’ve got a hot film when hot young stars like Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Ryan show up for a premiere. But they were among the A listers last night who helped screen Jeff Nichols’s “Take Shelter” for Peggy Siegal. Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain star in this remarkable little film about a coming storm–I don’t want to give too much away. “Take Shelter” is nominated for a Gotham Award at the end of this month, and will undoubtedly get Indie Spirit nominations. Shannon, Chastain, and Shea Wigham all give outstanding performances. After last night’s screening, Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker–who has his hands full with Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” and David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method”–brought the guests to the private room below Rue 57. Gyllenhaal told me his mom, screenwriter Naomi Foner (“Running on Empty”) is prepping her new film with Elizabeth Olsen, Dakota Fanning, and Anton Yelchin. What’s Jake up to? “Just spending time with family”–meaning sister Maggie, and brother in law Peter Saarsagard–the latter will also be in Naomi’s film. Amy Ryan, meantime, is exited about the new Drake Doremus film she just finished with Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones. But it has to wait to be shown–maybe at Cannes–because Doremus’s “Like Crazy” is a hit. “Everyone’s talking to Felicity about it,” Amy said. That’s all right–Ryan’s daughter, Georgia, just turned two, and is keeping Amy and husband Eric Slovin pretty busy. Has she watched “The Office”? “Not really,” Amy told me. “I really miss working with Steve Carell, though.” Yes–someone should pair them in a film quick!

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