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'What Maisie Knew' Trailer Shows She Knew a Lot

Ready the sniffle cloths for this one, everybody.

As anyone with a blended family can probably attest, things can get pretty messy when mommies and daddies decide they love eachother in a different way, especially for those kiddies who get caught in the crossfire.

In Scott McGehee and David Siegel's Toronto International Film Festival-debuted adaptation of Henry James' novel "What Maisie Knew," the trailer for which has now been revealed, a seven-year-old girl watches as her artsy fartsy father parts ways with her irresponsible rock star mom and shacks up with her lovely little nanny. Then, rock mom surprises her with a new, handsome stepfather who seems to care more for the girl than anyone in the whole kitten caboodle. Months on, things go south between both parents and their new loves, and stepfather and stepmother are somehow left making eyes at one another over candle light and shared affection for the girl. Yep, quite a mess, although it appears to be a pretty astute derivation of Henry James' portrait of familial dysfunction. Poor Maisie.

Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham and adorable newcomer Onata Aprile star in the film, which is expected to release this spring.

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