OK now here’s a trailer to get you excited…well maybe not excited but interested. Colin Farrell, alongside Keira Knightley and Ray Winstone, stars in the new crime thriller London Boulevard. As you’ll see below, the trailer isn’t exactly straightforward so let me refer you to the synopsis from IMDb:
“London Boulevard” is the story of a man newly released from prison who falls in love with a reclusive young movie star and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster.
Hmm, maybe the trailer is more expository. Have a look and let me know what you think…
Maybe it’s just me but I’m reminded of Layer Cake which I think is a good thing. Yet there’s some humor in the trailer which seems misleading to the film’s overall intent and mood. Also it’s advertised that the film is written and directed by William Monahan (of The Departed fame) so who knows what’ll happen? It’s got my attention at least and if it falls anywhere between In Bruges and The Departed I think I’ll be happy to see Ferrell, Knightley and Winstone in the mix. They’re talented, charismatic and if the story has them turn on each other (as Farrell hints at the end) I think they have the range to make it engaging and believable.
London Boulevard is set for a UK release on November 26, with a stateside release expected next February. I’d say I’m game but what about the rest of you? Anyone interested in this in the least?