A few new posters have been released today. First up, the one-sheet for Larry Crowne has been unveiled. Co-written, directed by, and starring Tom Hanks, the flick centers on a laid-off middle-aged man (Hanks) who goes back to college and strikes up a relationship with one of his professors (Julia Roberts). Additionally, the poster for Tim Marsh’s (Man on Wire) documentary Project Nim has been released. That film follows the real-life project in the ‘70s that set out to teach a chimpanzee (lovingly named Nim Chimpsky) sign language in an effort to bridge the gap between man and beast.
Finally, we have the poster for Salvation Boulevard. The religion-centered comedy premiered at Sundance and stars Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear and Jim Gaffigan. Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses for Larry Crowne, Project Nim and Salvation Boulevard.
Here’s the synopsis:
Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite for a dramatic comedy about how the hard knocks from today’s recession inspire one everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention: Larry Crowne.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves…often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband.
The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rami Malek, George Takei, Grace Gummer, Rita Wilson, Jon Seda
Directed by: Tom Hanks
Written by: Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos
Produced by: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
Here’s the logline:
From the Oscar-winning team behind MAN ON WIRE comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim’s extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature – and indeed our own – is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.
Salvation Boulevard poster via IMP Awards. Here’s the logline:
An evangelical preacher who has captivated a city with his charm frames an ex-hippie for a crime he did not commit.