Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Frears’

LAY THE FAVORITE Movie Trailer

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Here is the new trailer for the upcoming movie LAY THE FAVORITE. The film, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rebecca Hall, Joshua Jackson, will be released on demand November 2nd and in theaters December 7th.

Beth Raymer (Hall) leaves behind her life as a stripper in Florida and heads to Las Vegas to realize her dream: being a cocktail waitress in a glitzy casino. But, when her career goals don’t pan out, she falls in with Dink (Willis), a kind and idiosyncratic sports gambler. Beth wins Dink’s admiration when she shows herself to be something of a gambling prodigy, but she also wins the ire of Dink’s wife, Tulip (Zeta-Jones), when her relationship with her boss seems to extend beyond the professional. Based on a true story, LAY THE FAVORITE is a heartfelt comedy of finding friendship in the least likely places.

Tamara Drewe Trailer

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Here is the trailer for Sony Pictures Classics’ upcoming film TAMARA DREWE, opening in theaters on October 8, 2010. TAMARA DREWE is directed by Stephen Frears and stars Gemma Arterton, Roger Allem, Bill Camp, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Tamsin Greig.

Based on Posy Simmonds’ beloved graphic novel of the same name (which was itself inspired by Thomas Hardy’s classic Far From the Madding Crowd), this wittily modern take on the romantic English pastorale is a far cry from Hardy’s Wessex. Tamara Drewe’s present-day English countryside-stocked with pompous writers, rich weekenders, bourgeois bohemians, a horny rock star, and a great many Buff Orpington chickens and Belted Galloway cows-is a much funnier place. When Tamara Drewe sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown tail over teakettle. Tamara-once an ugly duckling-has been transformed into a devastating beauty (with help from plastic surgery). As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the neighboring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play using the oldest magic in the book-sex appeal.