If you are a member of the Brendan Gleeson fan club (and really, who isn’t?), then this summer should be a blast for you. While you are most likely aware of his upcoming film “Calvary,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to solid buzz and comes out this August, you may be surprised to learn that he co-stars in yet another comedy this year. That film would be “The Grand Seduction,” which finds Gleeson starring alongside Taylor Kitsch. And a new trailer has arrived.
This indie comedy from Canada takes place in a fictional town in Newfoundland, where the townspeople are looking for a doctor who will take permanent residence so that they can obtain a contract in order to build a new factory. Taylor Kitsch plays the doctor and Gleeson is a resident of the village who leads the campaign. The rest of the cast includes Gordon Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones, and Liane Balaban (presumably playing the doctor’s love interest), with Don McKellar ("Last Night") directing.
“The Grand Seduction” is a remake of the 2003 French-Canadian film “Le grande seduction,” and it received a very warm reception when it premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. While this comedy is fairly familiar territory for Brendan Gleeson, it’s a welcome change of pace for Kitsch, whose film career has been met with decidedly mixed results these past few years. Let’s hope this light comedy can get him back on track. The film comes out on a limited release on May 30th. [via Up And Comers]