Of course, ThinkFilm is too classy to talk toplessness as a selling point. Instead, U.S. theatrical head Mark Urman says: "it's a malevolent toy of a film with a true nest of vipers, very dark and nasty in [a] cynical way, and fun in its structure. It's also connected in spirit to a lot of things Sidney has done, from Dog Day Afternoon to The Anderson Tapes." I'm a huge fan of Lumet's work, especially when he has good material to adapt. Recently I watched Prince of the City again for the umpteenth time; his 1981 drama about police corruption holds up incredibly well.
ThinkFilm plans to open Before the Devil Knows You're Dead in Los Angeles and New York (and maybe Toronto) on October 17 before expanding it over the following three weeks. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke as brothers who decide to rob a jewelry store owned by their parents (Albert Finney, Rosemary Harris). Tomei plays Hoffman's wife; for those who feel they haven't seen enough of her, be advised that the forthcoming U.S. trailer will be suitable for general audiences.
[ via The Reeler ]