Although he’s taken home a few Oscars and worked with many brilliant directors from Sydney Pollack to Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman is just getting behind the camera for the first time. Quartet, starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon marks his directorial debut, following a group of opera singers in a retirement home and the old wounds between them that some can’t let go.
After picking the drama up back in May, The Weinstein Company has now added the film to their 2012 slate — one packed with The Master, Django Unchained, Killing Them Softly, Silver Linings Playbook and more. They’ve set a prime awards season date of December 28th, 2012 where it will open alongside Gus van Sant‘s Promised Land. Premiering at TIFF soon, check out new stills above and below.
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Composer Nathan Johnson is a master at making off-beat and imperfect instruments sound distant yet accessible on a number of vastly different narratives (see: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). His latest work is a pair of scores for films that were both released this month, Jake Paltrow‘s neo-western Young Ones and the journalistic thriller Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. Johnson has also been producing a couple albums and […]
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