Did the promise of an Anchorman 2 trailer lure you into screening of Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator over the weekend? Or did you figure (wisely) that the footage of Will Ferrell and friends would find its way online on Monday?
Now get to work on the actual movie, gentlemen!
How about something completely different? The Weinstein Company reportedly is showing footage of a few anticipated film titles to journalists covering the Cannes Film Festival. Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master will have sizzle reels to show, though the latter surprised stateside audiences by dropping a new trailer online. We have it below.
In the film – Anderson’s first since 2007’s There Will Be Blood – Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the leader of a developing religious group who recruits a wayward soul (Joaquin Phoenix) to be his assistant. Hoffman’s nowhere to be seen in the first clip, which is fine, because Phoenix is owning so much real estate on this screen, I’m not even sure how PSH would get a word in. Phoenix looks off-the-charts good in this, and it’s not going to be a painfully long wait until The Master makes its way to theaters. The film currently has an Oct. 12, 2012 release date.
I wouldn’t be surprised if The Master makes its way into the annual Oscar race. Same goes for Hyde Park on Hudson, a historical rom-com starring Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt that comes to us from director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, Morning Glory).
The story, from Focus Features, focuses on a close friendship (and possible love affair) FDR shared with his distant cousin (Laura Linney) during a royal visit from Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and King George VI (Samuel West) to the Americas. The trailer suggests the material being played for laughs, which is fine. Like The King’s Speech, with more laughs.
Here’s the latest trailer:
Which if the three excites you the most? Will you check these out in the theaters? And could any of the three compete for an Oscar? Weigh in below.