Trailer for THE LETTER Starring Winona Ryder and James Franco

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Lionsgate has released a trailer for The Letter, formerly titled The Stare.  Winona Ryder stars as a playwright who starts to lose touch with reality: “She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, while also falling under the spell of her charismatic new leading man (James Franco).”  Josh Hamilton, Marin Ireland, and Katherine Waterston co-star in the feature written and directed by Jay Anania (Shadows & Lies).

There is no release date scheduled, but it looks like The Letter will premiere on VOD.  The movie looks terrible in this clip, but I may be blinded by the ultra-low production values, so check out the trailer for yourself after the jump.

Official synopsis:

A playwright (two-time Academy Award® nominee Winona Ryder, “Black Swan,” “The Age of Innocence”) begins to mentally unravel while preparing her latest work for the stage. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, while also falling under the spell of her charismatic new leading man (played by Oscar® nominee James Franco, “127 Hours,” “Milk”). As the curtain call grows closer, she finds she can no longer decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.

Directed by Jay Anania (”Shadows & Lies”), the film also stars Josh Hamilton (“J. Edgar”), Marin Ireland (“28 Hotel Rooms”) and Katherine Waterston (“Being Flynn”).

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  • Logan

    Please someone tell me , last time i checked Winona Ryder was in the “Black Swan” ???????

    • Ryan

      I’m confused… are you asking if Winona Ryder was in Black Swan???
      Cause she was… She played the primary dancer for the company before Natalie Portman replaced her…

  • Tony

    this looks god awful

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  • Ergis

    I believe she can do better than this awful project. Last year she seemed like back to the track. I know The Iceman will be out anytime sooner in TIFF but come on! i expect she could chew a meaty role to sink her teeth!

  • Tommy Girl

    there are two things that are keeping her career afloat

    • dan rose

      If only she would show those two things before they “sink”. Tick tock tick tock.

  • JackofSpades

    I feel embarrassed for everyone involved in this movie.

  • Looking 4ward

    I think this movie will surprise and be great, so I’m taking a chance and seeing it as soon as possible.

    Don’t be quick to judge anything from the trailer as both Winona and James are excellent generally when they’re on screen.

    • winfeed

      Right! Winona and James are both great actors and for sure whatever ugly plot or movie it is they’ll give life to it. But i believe it’s a good one.

      • Jess

        I had faith as well…I just finished it. It honestly was just not interesting nor captivating… though considering how bad the script was, I give Ryder and Franco credit for still acting well, as usual. It really was quite terrible!

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  • Frederick von Hoozle

    This looks terrifically awful.

  • winfeed

    Right! Winona and James are both great actors and for sure whatever ugly plot or movie it is they\’ll give life to it. But i believe it\’s a good one.

  • Indivio

    This is the new trailer – https://vimeo.com/35920242

    Pretty different…

  • Anonymous

    Worse movie ever
    don’t understand any of it except she os fucking crazy
    This movie is bullshit

  • Ms. Filet

    This movie left me wondering if I was schizophrenic. I guess times are hard and so actors are taking whatever they can get, but these unfortunate actors scraped the bottom of the barrel with this garbage!

  • Susan

    Do not waste your money. It’s one of those movies you keep thinking will get better, but it never does! Luckily it was a free rental.

  • disappointed

    This is the worse piece of shit that was ever put onto film. I want my money back. Shame on you.

  • Me

    This movie was horrid! Wasted my time trying to watch it!

  • Markg

    Wynonna should go back to shop lifting. I wish the piano would just fall on them all. I should be paid to watch this. Send it to Gitmo and watch the terrorists give up all they know.

    • razzell2

      It is a little know secret that Winona herself has apparently battled a mild form of Schizophrenia.
      Knowing this, it is absolutely intriguing to watch her tell us about it, “furtively”, in this movie.
      This movie is more of a case study, a revelation…an admission, than any thing else.
      I was completely captivated.

  • Nicole

    This movie was woeful. I couldn’t even be bothered fast forwarding it to see what happened. I didn’t care. I want the 20 minutes of my life back that I spent believing if I was patient enough it would get better. I didn’t know Winona was desperate enough to accept any role offered her. Shame. Indeed it was a case study- in financial desperation; a revelation- just because you hired it doesn’t oblige you to suffer through it until you lose the will to live and an admission- we all make mistakes.

  • Nicole

    This movie was woeful. I couldn\’t even be bothered fast forwarding it to see what happened. I didn\’t care. I want the 20 minutes of my life back that I spent believing if I was patient enough it would get better. I didn\’t know Winona was desperate enough to accept any role offered her. Shame. Indeed it was a case study- in financial desperation; a revelation- just because you hired it doesn\’t oblige you to suffer through it until you lose the will to live and an admission- we all make mistakes.

  • Beth

    I couldn’t sleep, so I popped this movie in. It was good for one thing…putting me to sleep!
    I want my free rental coupon back! And the last 90 minutes of my life! What a waste! Franco and Ryder’s great acting skills didn’t help them any mire than Liam Nelson’s did in The Grey. These 2 are tied for worst movies in past 10 yrs

  • Beth

    I couldn\’t sleep, so I popped this movie in. It was good for one thing…putting me to sleep!
    I want my free rental coupon back! And the last 90 minutes of my life! What a waste! Franco and Ryder\’s great acting skills didn\’t help them any mire than Liam Nelson\’s did in The Grey. These 2 are tied for worst movies in past 10 yrs

  • Sanguine

    The movie was excellent…well written, thought provoking, multi-layered, some beautiful cinematography, original use of and lack of sound, and a lot more.

    The issue: A cerebral piece like this shouldn’t have been marketed through RedBox and/or similar companies. The vast majority of those that choose to rent pre-selected DVD’s from vending machines aren’t the type of audience to whom this type of work appeals.

    Commercial audiences prefer to have the story dropped in their laps so they can avoid using their brains. “Show, don’t tell,” sadly, means very little in American culture. (I’m American)

    It’s too bad that business forced it to go this route.

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