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From love interest to master of the dark parts

Alan Rickman plays another miserable character in ''Nobel Son.'' Alan Rickman plays another miserable character in ''Nobel Son.'' (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
By Jason Matloff
Globe Correspondent / November 30, 2008

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NEW YORK - When it came to casting the lead character Eli Michaelson for the dark-comic crime thriller "Nobel Son," the film's creators didn't have a Plan B. Alan Rickman was their first and only choice to play the Nobel Prize winner (and pompous jerk) whose son is kidnapped and held for ransom (Full article: 745 words)

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