I take great comfort in the fact that moviegoers are flocking to see Black Swan, The Fighter and The King’s Speech right now. Hollywood loves to proclaim the adult drama dead, but all three R-Rated films are quickly on their way toward a $100 Million gross. Perhaps this is owing to awards season hype and filmgoers’ desire to feel part of the Oscar race, but whatever the reason, it’s encouraging to see films made for people other than teenage fanboys succeed. Now, if only viewers would partake in well made adult films that fall outside the awards season calendar. Then, they might not have missed September’s endearing and entertaining You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. My review after the break:
A very weak trailer for Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger has gone online. It’s clearly a movie about intersecting romantic entanglements, but the even the narration seems bored with the premise. The thing to know about a Woody Allen film at this point is that there’s going to be one per year, every year. It will feature respected and talented actors. However, Allen’s output at this point is the definition of hit-or-miss. Sadly, this trailer makes it look like Allen’s new movie falls into the “miss” pile. But even at film #45, Allen’s still making interesting movies that are worth checking out even if they don’t seem to come close to his celebrated work in the 1970s (although my favorite Allen film, The Purple Rose of Cairo, came out in 1985).
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The respected and talented cast includes Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, and Anthony Hopkins. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger opens on September 22nd.
With Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger premiering at Cannes last week, Sony Pictures Classics has released over 20 high resolution images from the upcoming movie. Since the studio has yet to release a trailer, this is a great way to check out a bit more from the film. While the film didn’t get rave reviews at Cannes, I’m still excited to see anything from Woody Allen as I always find something to enjoy in his movies. In addition to the images, SPC has also released a very detailed synopsis. Check out everything after the jump. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger stars Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto, Gemma Jones and it gets released stateside on September 23.
Already very close to landing Owen Wilson for what one would have to assume would be the lead male role in his next movie to shoot in France, Woody Allen is also now apparently about to snare an incredibly beautiful leading lady to join him.
Deadline first reported that Marion Cotillard is about to sign on for this, meaning she would join French First Lady Carla Bruni in the as-yet-untitled flick. Details are scant so far as to what it just might be about – so far all I’ve seen is that it will be a “romantic drama” and shoot this summer. Allen can certainly be hit or miss of late, but Vicky Cristina Barcelona stands in my book as one of his best, so he surely has a few good movies left in him, and with this cast, I’m betting this will eventually be one of them..
Hit the jump to find out what Allen has cooking in London with a whole lot of stars in the meantime.
After decades of turning to the world’s most beautiful women as his inspiration, RiskyBiz reports that Woody Allen is now following up his work with Larry David by signing Owen Wilson as one of the main stars of his new, as-yet-untitled movie.
That doesn’t mean, however, that there still won’t be at least one beauty on the set when this shoots this summer. Oddly enough, France’s first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has revealed that she too would be in the movie, though Allen’s camp hasn’t confirmed that.
Even though I found Whatever Works, Allen’s work with the usually incredibly funny David, to be an almost complete disaster, with the right material, Wilson would seem to have the dry sort of wit Allen can certainly tap into (or at least he used to in Wes Anderson flicks like Bottle Rocket and The Royal Tenenbaums.)
Definitely keep your eyes on this one, and hit the jump to find out what else Allen and Wilson will be up to in the meantime.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the name of Woody Allen’s next movie is “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” so thanks for giving that away, Woody. I go into movies trying not to know who I will meet and you give it away in the title. Good going, funny boy. Once you move past the spoiler-alert, you have an interesting cast of Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, and Naomi Watts. I wouldn’t put those actors together off the top of my head but Allen could assemble any group of actors he wants because no one turns down an opportunity to work with Woody Allen. Well, except for Nicole Kidman, but ever since 2002, her choice in projects has been tremendous.
“You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” co-stars Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto and Lucy Punch. The film revolves around different members of a family, their tangled love lives and their attempts to try to solve their problems. And since it’s a Woody Allen film, that’s all you get to know. The movie is slated to hit theaters in Fall 2010.