Emerging as two of the most talented young actors of recent years, we’ve continually wondered when Juno Temple and Michael Angarano would get the respective break-outs they deserve. While the former was featured in the one of the biggest films of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises, she was nothing more than a bit part, and the latter, who should have broken out with the charming indie Ceremony, only appeared for a short time in his latest major film, Steven Soderbergh‘s Haywire.
They’ve have another chance though, this time together. After premiering at Toronto International Film Festival last fall, the first trailer has arrived for Ramaa Mosley‘s indie dramedy The Brass Teapot. The high-concept project follows the duo as a young married couple who happen upon a mysterious teapot, one that will deliver riches…but for a painful price. While it seemed to land without any buzz on festivals, hopefully it gets more attention this spring. Check out the entertaining trailer below for the film also starring Alexis Bledel, Billy Magnussen, Alia Shawkat, Bobby Moynihan, Stephen Park and Debra Monk.
John and Alice live in small-town America—20s, married, very much in love, and broke. Once voted “most likely to succeed,” Alice struggles to make ends meet while her friends enjoy the good life. Her husband John, neurotic and riddled with phobias, just wants to get the bills paid. But an accident leads them to a roadside antique shop where Alice is spontaneously drawn to a mysterious brass teapot. It isn’t long before they realize that this is no ordinary teapot and that perhaps they have found the answer to all of their financial woes… THE BRASS TEAPOT is a magical dark comedy that reminds us to be careful what we wish for.
The Brass Teapot hits theaters on April 5th after a February 28th VOD debut.
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Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
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 [...]
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