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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 25: Karen Gillan attends the "Guardians of the Galacy" photocall on July 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 25: Karen Gillan attends the "Guardians of the Galacy" photocall on July 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Karen Gillan (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

It’s Karen Gillan’s 27th birthday today, not a bad time to have a look at what fresh delights we can expect from her, now and over the next few months. Some of these are clearly personal projects, others are more high-profile but not quite finished yet. And we want to see them all.

7 Days in Hell
Currently in pre-production, with a 2015 release date, this is a TV mockumentary that seeks to shine a light on the rivalry between two tennis stars (played by Kit Harington and Andy Samberg), resulting in a 2004 to-the-death match at Wimbledon that lasts for a week (hence the title).

Also stars: Michael Sheen, Lena Dunham, Mary Steenburgen.

In a Valley of Violence
Ti West’s revenge Western depicts a tense stand off in a small town, when a man (Ethan Hawke) arrives looking for justice for his friend who has been murdered. He seeks help from sisters Mary Anne (Taissa Farmiga) and Ellen (Karen), who run the town’s hotel.

Also stars: John Travolta, James Ransone, Burn Gorman.

Bound for Greatness

Keir O'Donnell and Karen Gillan in the poster for 'Bound for Greatness' (Pic: Facebook)
Keir O’Donnell and Karen Gillan in the poster for ‘Bound for Greatness’ (Pic: Facebook)

A short from earlier this year, Bound for Greatness is the story of Darren (Keir O’Donnell), a young man with Aspergers and a very, very ordered life, who has trouble making connections with people. One day he chances to meet a girl called Maeve (Karen) who is nursing an injured bird back to life, and the two form an unlikely bond.

Also stars: Tim Kang, Hayden Micheal Cruz Haas, Coleton Ray.

The List
A romantic comedy in which a dog trainer called Alex (Patrick Fugit) meets and wins the woman of his dreams, who loves all of his little quirks and idiosyncrasies, but as he pops the question, she provides a list of things he could do to improve himself and therefore make their lives perfect. Having elected to do anything he can to keep the woman he loves, Alex relies upon friends—like his best friend Lily (Karen) and her husband Michael (Aaron Staton)—to help him complete the list.

Also stars: Jennifer Morrison, Julie Gonzalo, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Lesley Ann Down.

Warning Labels
Another short film, and one that tells the story of two workers for the Center For Disease Control who meet for a drink after a hard day preventing global outbreaks of one sort or another, only to discover an outbreak of a different kind is happening between them.

Also stars: Rose McIver, Eric Christian Olsen, Josh Lawson

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By Fraser McAlpine