The trailer for London Boulevard starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley is now available online. Directed by Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan (The Departed), London Boulevard is based on the Ken Bruen book of the same name. Briefly, the film tells the story of an ex-con (Farrell) who falls hard for a young actress (Knightley) and finds himself in a messy situation with a gangster as a result. As for the trailer, I’m getting a Snatch vibe with a hint of romance from the two minutes on display. As a fan of Snatch, I think this is a good thing. As for something more contemporary, I would also compare the style and tone with what we’ve seen so far from Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie’s The Tourist. That said, I’m more intrigued by London Boulevard due to Farrell’s charisma beating out the general creepiness that Jolie totes around during the trailer for The Tourist.
In addition to Farrell and Knightley, the film features a great supporting cast including the likes of Ray Winstone, Stephen Graham, Anna Friel, David Thewlis, Ben Chaplin, and Ophelia Lovibond. London Boulevard hits UK theaters on November 26th with a U.S. release set for February 2011. To check out the trailer, hit the jump.
Here’s the trailer: