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The ‘Walk’ of the town

Cash biopic unspools

WHAT: Variety Screening Series unspooling of Fox’s “Walk the Line.”

WHO: Helmer and co-scribe James Mangold and wife, producer Cathy Konrad

WHERE: ArcLight Theater, Hollywood

GLEE CLUB: “I didn’t know how the film I wanted to see could be made without people singing,” Mangold told the aud. “I wanted to see these songs being born.” Mangold crossed his fingers that his cast could deliver. “We didn’t know (how well “Joaquin (Phoenix) and Reese (Witherspoon) could sing. We gambled. Fox would ask: ‘Can they sing?’; we’d say ‘yeah, yeah.’ Luckily, Joaq’s a real ballsy actor. He worked on his Johnny Cash moves for years.”

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