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Duplass duo say Tomei shows no skin in "Cyrus"

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duplass.jpgIn "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and "The Wrestler," onetime BU student Marisa Tomei was filmed in the buff. But fans hoping for more of the same in her new film, "Cyrus," will be disappointed. "We weren't looking to get any nudity into this movie," said Jay Duplass, who wrote and directed the movie with his brother Mark. "But I'll concur she's about the hottest person on earth." About a down-on-his-luck divorcee who meets the woman of his dreams only to discover that she's in a weird relationship with her son, "Cyrus" screened this week at the Kendall Square Theatre, and the Duplass duo were there to answer questions afterward. Asked how they got Tomei, John C. Reilly, and Catherine Keener to be in the movie, Jay was typically immodest. "When you're brilliant, an intellectual and emotional maven, like the Duplass brothers, people stalk you in your driveway," he said, joking. (We think.) We also wondered what's with all the movie-making brothers, a list that includes the Farrellys, the Wachowskis, the Coens, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and the Pangs. "It's so damn hard to make a movie, it's nice to have someone who has your back," said Mark.

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