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The thriller The Two Faces of January, the directorial debut of Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini, is set to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, and the first trailer and poster have now gone online. The movie centers on an American con artist (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife (Kirsten Dunst) who strike up a relationship with a stranger (Oscar Isaac) in 1960s Athens. The trailer makes the film look exciting and puts an emphasis on the interesting dynamic between the three characters, especially the one between Mortensen and Isaac. Also, it wasn't until I watched this trailer that I realized there wasn't a new movie featuring Mortensen last year. That's simply unacceptable. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The Two Faces of January currently has no U.S. release date, but will open in the U.K. on May 16th. Via Empire. Here's the official synopsis for The Two Faces of January: 1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic CHESTER MACFARLAND (Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife COLETTE (Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter RYDAL (Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette’s beauty and impressed by Chester’s wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester’s affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the ...
Fans of Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings) will get a double dose of the actor in Everybody Has a Plan. The Spanish-language film set in Argentina stars Mortensen in the role of identical twin brothers. One brother, Agustin, assumes the identity of his deceased twin, Pedro, and returns to the boys' childhood home. What he finds there is not a fresh start, but rather a dangerous reawakening of the criminal element that was central to his brother's life. Hit the jump for the full synopsis and the first trailer for Everybody Has a Plan. Here's the synopsis for Everybody Has a Plan / Todos Tenemos Un Plan, followed by the trailer: EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN tells the story of Agustín (Mortensen), a man desperate to abandon what for him has become, after years of living in Buenos Aires, a very frustrating existence. After the death of his twin brother, Pedro, Agustín decides to start a new life, adopting the identity of his brother and returning to the mysterious region of the Delta, in the Tigre, where they lived when they were boys. However, shortly after his return, Agustín will find himself unwillingly involved in the dangerous criminal world that was a part of his brother's life.
We’ve already seen a number of trailers for director Walter Salles’ (The Motorcycle Diaries) adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel On the Road, but the first official U.S. trailer has just now made its debut. Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Sam Riley star as the central characters Marylou, Dean, and Sal, respectively, and this trailer is much more frenetic than what we’ve seen before. It’s billed as a teaser trailer and thus is light on dialogue and heavy on fast cuts. The film premiered earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival where it received mixed reviews (read a round-up of the reactions right here), but Salles has apparently re-cut the film for its theatrical release. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, and Elizabeth Moss. On the Road will screen at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival and opens in U.S. theaters on December 21st. Click over to Yahoo! to watch in HD. Here’s the synopsis for On the Road: After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves.
We’ve got a few new posters to share with you today. Briefly: On the Road—Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Viggo Mortensen star in the first feature film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel. The film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, and you can watch the trailer here. Killer Joe—Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple star in this NC-17-rated story of a brother and sister who hire a contract killer to murder their mother in order to get her insurance policy. The film is currently awaiting a release date. Read Matt’s review here. The Perfect Family—Kathleen Turner stars as a suburban mother and devout Catholic running for the Catholic Woman of the Year title. Jason Ritter and Emily Deschanel also star. The film opens on May 4th. Hit the jump to check out the posters. Poster via Facebook. Here’s the synopsis for On the Road: After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves. Poster via IMP Awards. Here’s the synopsis for Killer Joe: When 22 year old drug dealer Chris (Hirsch) has his stash stolen by his mother, he has to come up with six thousand dollars quick or he’s dead. Desperate, he turns to “Killer ...
Although Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road was published more than fifty years ago, there has never been a film adaptation of it. All that changed when producer Francis Ford Coppola and The Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles signed on, adding Garret Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) as the starring role of Dean Moriarty. Now we have a look at the first trailer from the film, which is set to open in France this May with a possible domestic distribution pick up if and when the film premiers at Cannes (May 16th - May 27th). The Beat generation road trip film also stars Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Salles' adaptation of On the Road has been a long time coming and we have a good collection of images, posters and interviews from the cast. You can get caught up on all of our previous coverage here. Check out the trailer below, after the official synopsis for Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the Road: After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of ...
While most of you know that Henry Cavill has already been cast as the iconic hero, the remaining roles for director Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot have yet to be filled. We know that Lois Lane will indeed be in the film, but aren’t sure which actresses Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan have in mind. Also, recent reports have named Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent’s adoptive father. The villainous front is a little more defined as we’re fairly certain that Kryptonian badass Ursa will feature prominently. And now, we’re hearing reports that Snyder and Nolan are interested in Viggo Mortensen to play the major villain General Zod! Hit the jump for more: What would the vindictive Ursa and the lumbering Non be without the evil genius of General Zod? According to THR, Mortensen is a "person of interest" to portray the leader of the Kryptonian trio. Meanwhile, Mortensen is currently engaged in talks to play the role of the huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman. If those negotiations fall through, Mortensen’s schedule could open up to allow filming for Superman, which begins shooting later this year. Then again, if Viggo wants the role badly enough, Universal and Warner Bros. could work out a way to allow him to film both. Owing to the tentpole nature of this franchise, and the fact that Snyder’s and Nolan’s names are attached to it, any role in the reboot is a hot commodity. I personally would love to see Mortensen show his chops as a bad ...