It wouldn’t be Oscar season without a Colin Firth drama and since his Coens-scripted Gambit got pushed to 2013 we’ve got another film taking its place. While it doesn’t have distribution yet, Arthur Newman premieres at Toronto and the first still has been released, which one can see The King’s Speech Oscar-winner embracing Emily Blunt. The Dante Ariola film finds Firth as “a depressed divorce faking his own death and adopting a new identity,” who then “meets a troubled young woman (Blunt) who spurs him on to new heights of playacting during a cross-country spree of life-swapping and bed-hopping.”
We’ve also got the first look at Nick Cassavetes‘ latest drama, Yellow. Toplined by Sienna Miller, the looks to be quite a departe for the director who is coming off My Sister’s Keeper. Described as a “wildly inventive and visually dazzling head-trip,” the film follows “a young substitute teacher who escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities.” Check out the looks below for the film also starring Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta, David Morse, Lucy Punch, Max Theoriot, Riley Keough, Daveigh Chase, Heather Wahlquist and Melanie Griffith.
TIFF kicks off on September 6th.
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