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Divorce Movie: 'What Maisie Knew' Stars Julianne Moore And Alexander Skarsgard

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Although it was published more than a century ago, Henry James' 1897 book "What Maisie Knew" has been adapted into a film with surprising relevance for a modern audience.

In a new movie by the same name co-directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan star as divorced parents who are battling over the custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Maisie (Onata Aprile).

Coogan plays the role of Beale, a contemporary art dealer who ties the knot with the former couple's nanny (played by Scottish actress Joanna Vanderham) after the split. Moore plays an aging rock star named Susanna, who marries a younger bartender played by "True Blood" actor Alexander Skarsgard.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Maisie's two stepparents "come to care for her more than her childish parents do."

Watch the video above to check out the trailer for the movie, which hits theaters in May 2013. Then, click through the slides below for five other movies about custody battles.

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