The great Tim Roth is seen far less often than I’d like — if anything’s to blame, I say we should single out Lie to Me — yet it seems as though he’s making a gradual, respectable transition back to the silver screen. The next six months or so, in and of itself, should bring Arbitrage (which we liked when it played Sundance) and, hopefully, Broken, a promising-sounding drama that also stars Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear. Not bad for someone who fell off the feature map years ago, right?
Variety now says he’ll play off a recent Oscar winner, having been signed for the spy thriller Möbius. Leading the proceedings will be the Artist himself, Jean Dujardin, as well as French favorite Cécile De France (High Tension, Hereafter); Eric Rochant has written the script and will handle directing duties. Reportedly set in “the world of high finance,” Möbius revolves around an “FSB officer [who] falls in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.” A good start and, so long as you know that Roth is taking on the role of “a Russian oligarch suspected of laundering money through his bank,” the pieces fall into place with ease.
So that’s not only one fine trio of onscreen performers at work, but even a potentially engaging story of treason and intrigue that takes place on an international scale; just like that, Möbius has found itself on my radar. Recifilms, Axel Films, Luc Besson‘s EuropaCorp, and Les Productions du Trésor are producing the movie, with an early 2013 premiere being the target.
Is Möbius coming together at a good pace and with respectable talent?
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
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