The Woman in Black may be hitting theaters next month, but there is a film that could be just as scary on the horizon. Pawel Pawlikowski‘s The Woman in the Fifth premiered to TIFF, but I didn’t hear much buzz. It now has a UK release in February and a trailer has popped up via First Showing for the film starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ethan Hawke as lovers who get entangled in a mysterious twist.
The cinematography looks strong, but the story seems a bit thin for a feature-length film. Scott Thomas is usually always great though, and as for Hawke, he has been absent since early 2010′s Daybreakers, but will return this year with the horror film Sinister and a brief appearance in Total Recall. Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Joanna Kulig and Samir Guesmi.
An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times. Befriended by a French Arab who offers him a job, Tom finds himself employed as a security agent as he struggles to write his second novel and see his daughter. Meanwhile, his personal life takes a turn as he becomes involved with a beguiling woman.
The Woman in the Fifth opens in the UK on February 17th with no US release date known.
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