A new trailer for David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis has gone online. The plot centers on wealthy businessman (Robert Pattinson) who loses his fortune in a single day, and this trailer does a good job of conveying that basic plotline. But as we’ve seen from previous trailers, the flick looks far stranger and unwieldy than such a simple premise. This new trailer feels like it’s trying to smooth out the edges of an insane-looking flick.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, K’Naan, and Emily Hampshire. Cosmopolis opens in limited release August 17th.
Tonight brings casting notices for a pair of actors I always enjoy:
- Adam Brody will star in the indie drama All the Wrong Reasons alongside Kevin Zegers, Sarah Gadon, and Emily Hampshire.
- Anna Kendrick has signed on to lead the indie comedy Drinking Buddies, the latest from writer/director Joe Swanberg (Hanna Takes the Stairs).
Hit the jump for details on both projects.
In all likelihood, you’ve never even heard of Jacob Tierney’s Good Neighbors, and if you have, it’s probably because you’ve heard that the film features Jay Baruchel (who generally appears in films playing characters that can best be described as “a real-life Professor Frink from The Simpsons”) in a rare (somewhat) dramatic role. Or maybe you’re a Scott Speedman megafan, and the film ended up on your radar that way. Doesn’t matter. Point is, we’re talking about Good Neighbors now, and if you’ll join me after the jump, I’ll tell you why the film’s worth a rental (if not a purchase).
Magnolia has released the first trailer and poster for Good Neighbors, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival late last year. Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, and Scott Speedman star as three tenants in the same building. The exact nature of the story is hard to pin down based on the trailer, except that the plot is driven by the secrets and fear of our main characters. This is the second time writer/director Jacob Tierney has worked with Baruchel following The Trotsky, and he appears to have a knack for harnessing Baruchel’s innate weirdness for the purposes of evil.
I feel like I am doing a terrible job at selling this. In my defense, the official TIFF description warns, “Good Neighbors may sound like a thriller, but its relationship to the genre is quite complicated.” So I’ll be more direct: the trailer is worth your time. Watch it after the jump.
Continuing on the journey of new images from movies playing at upcoming film festivals, after the jump you can check out the first images from first time writer-director Dan Rush’s Everything Must Go, which stars Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Michael Pena, Christopher C.J. Wallace, Glenn Howerton, Stephen Root, and Laura Dern. In addition, you can see the first images from writer-director Jacob Tierney’s Good Neighbours, which stars Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman, Emily Hampshire. Tierney was at TIFF last year with the very well received The Trotsky – which also stared Jay Baruchel.