Michael Winterbottom's Trishna has been making the rounds at various film festivals around the world. Having already screened at Toronto, Abu Dhabi, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Rome film fests, the film makes its stateside debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. If you're unable to catch the film on April 27 and 28, there will be a limited release on July 13.
The film stars Freida Pinto (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Slumdog Millionaire) and Riz Ahmed (the hilarious Four Lions) in a story about the tragic relationship between the son of a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner. Thomas Hardy adapted his novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles for Winterbottom.
Check out the domestic trailer premiere courtesy of Yahoo Movies.
Ready or not, the fourth installment of the Step Up franchise is set to dance into theaters July 27. Unlike the first three movies, this new Step Up takes on a political bent. No, President Obama won't be making a pop-lockin' cameo (we don't think), but in addition to the usual love story and dance routines, the dancers of Step Up Revolution aim to take down Peter Gallegher's evil real estate corporation, flash mob style.
The Summer Olympics are just around the corner and as London makes final preparations for the global athletics competition, a little indie film called Fast Girls aims to capture some of the hometown fervor.
Centering on the story of a British track team who aims to beat the U.S. in a relay competition, Fast Girls taps into that "they came from different worlds" theme with Lily James' (you might recognize her as Korrina from Wrath of the Titans) wealthy, ambitious young athlete at odds with Lorraine Burroughs' street smart runner.
It certainly looks to have the charm that propelled Bend it Like Beckham to international success, but we'll have to wait until June 15 when the film hits theaters over in the UK. No U.S. date has been announced yet.