Starz Digital Media has released The Color of Time trailer and poster. We last reported on this film over two years ago, and at the time it looked like it was an adaptation of the poetry of Pulitzer Prize-winner C.K. Williams, but as this new trailer and synopsis explain, it’s really more of a biopic. The plot has Williams (James Franco) preparing for a reading in New York City, but he’s haunted by memories from his past. The Color of Time has the hook of being handled by 12 directors, and the cast also includes Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper, and Bruce Campbell. However, looking at this trailer, it seems like the ensemble of directors really wanted to make The Tree of Life minus dinosaurs.
Hit the jump to check out The Color of Time trailer and poster. The film will be available for early digital download on December 2nd, On Demand and on iTunes on December 9th, and in theaters on December 12th.
Via Starz Digital Media.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Color of Time:
James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff star in this dramatic and inventive look at the life and work of ionic Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. Williams (Franco) has a beautiful, adoring wife (Kunis) and a young son. But as he prepares for a reading in New York City and struggles to create new work, he is haunted by memories of his past—from his first sexual encounter to a later tragic loss. An ensemble of 12 directors work with a star-studded cast to weave together this moving and unique story of a complex man and the relationships that defined him.
THE COLOR OF TIME is collaborative filmmaking project produced by James Franco, and written and directed by: Edna Luisa Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Bruce Thierry Cheung, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Brooke Goldfinch, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Tine Thomasen, Shruti Ganguly, Virginia Urreiztieta, and Omar Zuniga Hidalgo