Come Back Pitt
After a week in New York at the International Licensing Expo, I am once again “tuned in” to previews and the buzz around things to come…
As much as I hate to admit it, I am very excited to see the return of Brad Pitt to the screen in two major films later this year – The Coen’s “Burn After Reading,” September 12, 2008, and David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” December 19, 2008.
As we all know, Brad has spent the last couple of years behind the scenes as a Producer and half of Brangelina – but is making his return to the screen in these two very different, very interesting projects.
Check out the trailers and info here!!
BURN AFTER READING
Hot off of the success of “No Country for Old Men,” The Coens have aligned the stars with Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and J.K. Simmons into a dark spy-comedy “Burn After Reading.” The trailer (below) looks GREAT and a return to the outrageously twisted magic of the Coens’ earlier cult classics, “Raising Arizona” and “Fargo.”
NOTE: The trailer is rated “R” for language!
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Based on the 1922 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is set in the early 20th century and reveals an 80-year-old Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) born aging backwards (he was an old man as a baby and young man as an elderly), causing complications when he falls in love with a 30 year old woman (Cate Blanchett). Rumor has it that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt also makes a cameo appearance in the film!
Fitzgerald noted, “This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain’s to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end.” Button is from a well-to-do family in Baltimore, Maryland. He is able to live a relatively normal middle portion of his life when his biological and chronological ages are not too drastically far apart, but he has more problems at either end. The story is in part comic and part melancholy.
Director David Fincher says: “It’s dark, it’s romantic, and it also deals with mortality in a pretty unflattering way. Button is born in 1919 – with the film itself beginning in World War I, traveling around the world and carrying on all the way through to the year 2000.”
That’s all for now….more notes on trends to watch coming soon!