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‘Orphan’ rolls out the black carpet

Premiere at Mann Village celebrates the creepy

HOLLYWOOD — Warner Bros. opted for a black carpet at the July 21 preem of “Orphan” at the Mann Village, and scribe David Leslie Johnson admitted the event had a particularly surreal feel.

“I had the most normal upbringing in Ohio, so I don’t know where all the creepiness came from,” he recalled. “The only thing I can guess is that my mom was a movie buff. She’s the one who introduced me to Alfred Hitchcock.”

Director Jaume Collet-Serra expressed relief. What was toughest about the two-year process of making the film, he said, had been enduring record cold temps in Montreal during the shoot and a test screening last September. “It was the only one we did,” he noted.

 Besides the cast, attendees included Warner execs Jeff Robinov, Kevin McCormick and Sue Kroll as well as producers Joel Silver and Susan Downey with husband Robert Downey Jr.

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