I know there’s been a previous trailer for WINTER’S TALE but this is my first foray in Akiva Goldsman’s world that looks both mysterious and undoubtedly relies on the magical. Not everyone enjoys a story of romance but something feels positively different with this brand new exploration into the tale of a burglar (Colin Farrell) who falls for an heiress (Jessica Brown Findlay) as she dies in his arms.
I wonder if it’s a sense of those cult-classics in the vein of THE PRINCESS BRIDE or LABYRINTH, and that’s not just because it also stars Jennifer Connelly, but the film is selling itself as a ‘love story’, not a true one and so we’re open for any kind of adventure – with a dark twist.
WINTER’S TALE also has a stunning cast in the shape of Russell Crowe, Will Smith, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Matt Bomer, Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs. It’s Goldman’s directorial debut for a feature who also previously directed and wrote Fringe plus A BEAUTIFUL MIND, CINDERELLA MAN and is working on INSURGENT. This one is based on the book by Mark Helprin and features reincarnation, plus an alternative New York with a storyline that spans a century – not your usual drama then! Check out the poster by clicking here and the brand new trailer below:
A (New York) WINTER’S TALE opens in the USA on February 14th and over here on the 21st.