It’s been a long journey for Paolo Sorrentino‘s This Must Be the Place. The Il Divo director first debuted his drama at Cannes 2011, where we were mixed, saying the film “has trouble finding its voice and the end result is a parody that becomes stricken with the same kind of boredom that its main character is suffering from.”
The character in question is a former rocker Cheyenne, played by a dolled up Sean Penn, with the film chronicling his journey across America to find a Nazi criminal. Despite all the divisive buzz, we’ve got a promising first trailer today heavily featuring music from David Byrne. If the story is not all there, it at least looks to be a visually bold feature. Check it out below for the film also starring Frances McDormand and Judd Hirsch.
Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star. At 50, he still dresses “goth” and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn’t on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America.
This Must Be the Place finally arrives in theaters on November 2nd, 2012.
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