The first trailer and poster for director Fernando Meirelles’ (City of God) 360 have landed online. The film was written by Frost/Nixon scribe Peter Morgan and tells the interconnected stories of characters played by Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster, and Anthony Hopkins. The film actually premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and—given the talent involved—was surprisingly met with a lukewarm response (read Matt’s review here). I kept an open mind after reading reactions, but this trailer doesn’t inspire much confidence in the film. It invokes the played-out plot device of using a bunch of apparent strangers’ interwoven stories to tackle some grand theme, but it just feels a bit too much like Babel or Crash to rouse any enthusiasm.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster to judge for yourself. 360 will be available on iTunes on June 29th and hits theaters August 3rd.
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Here’s the synopsis for 360:
From two acclaimed artists: director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon). With a stellar international cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu, 360 is a moving and exciting dramatic thriller that dazzlingly weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.