Columbia Pictures has released a new trailer for The Tourist, the international thriller which stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Depp plays an American on vacation in Paris and Venice who becomes entangled in the web of intrigue spun by the enigmatic Elise (Jolie). Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, and Timothy Dalton also star; Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) directs. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer.
The official synopsis:
Johnny Depp stars as an American tourist whose playful dalliance with a stranger leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger in The Tourist. During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse.
I’m still a bit stuck on Jolie’s accent (any natives care to critique?), but I like the chances for this one. Seems like one of those films that could be generic that’s livened up by a droll turn from Depp. We’re clearly working with the Hitchcock cookbook here, and the ingredients seem fresh enough to me: Depp, Jolie, Von Dommersmarck, Bettany, Dalton. And you can’t go wrong with either Paris or Venice, much less some combination of the two.
That said, this is about how I felt in the weeks leading up to Knight and Day, and that ended up as a minor disappointment in my ledger. But seriously: Depp > Cruise.
The Tourist hits theaters December 10th. Via Awards Daily: