Anna Kendrick is gaining quite the reputation as a songstress. Back in 2012 Kendrick completely wowed me, and just about everyone else in the world, with her vocal work in Pitch Perfect. Just last week we got our first listen at her fantastic rendition of “On the Steps of the Palace” from the upcoming Into the Woods. And now we’re getting our first full look at yet another upcoming musical of hers, The Last Five Years.
Richard LaGravenese‘s adaptation of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical covers the entire five year history of Cathy (Kendrick) and Jamie’s (Jeremy Jordan) love story. But The Last Five Years isn’t quite your typical musical movie. For one thing, the film is sung-through, meaning the story is told almost entirely through music with very little dialogue. It also has an unconventional narrative hook – the story is told from both Jamie and Cathy’s point of view moving in two different directions in time. Jamie’s side of the story is told linearly, from the beginning of their romance to the bitter end, while Cathy’s begins at the end of their marriage and moves backward through time to when they fell in love. You can read Adam’s review from TIFF here, and check out the new trailer for The Last Five Years after the jump. The film opens in theaters in 2015.
Via Yahoo! Movies.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Last Five Years:
“THE LAST FIVE YEARS is a musical chronicling a love affair and marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein (Jordan) is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt (Kendrick), a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through song. All of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair, while Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes.”