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Watch: U.S. Trailer For 'The Two Faces Of January' Starring Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac & Kirsten Dunst

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 18, 2014 at 5:17PM

“I love the cruelty in her writing,” "The Two Faces Of January" writer/director Hossein Amini said at the Sydney Film Festival (via Variety) about author Patricia Highsmith, whose novel serves as the source material for his film. “Viggo really embraces the ugly side of characters…not a lot of stars do.” And you can see how ugly Viggo Mortensen gets with this new trailer for the thriller.
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The Two Faces Of January
"The Two Faces of January," Courtesy of Studio Canal

“I love the cruelty in her writing,” "The Two Faces Of January" writer/director Hossein Amini said at the Sydney Film Festival (via Variety) about author Patricia Highsmith, whose novel serves as the source material for his film. “Viggo really embraces the ugly side of characters…not a lot of stars do.” And you can see how ugly Viggo Mortensen gets with this new trailer for the thriller.

Co-starring alongside Oscar Isaac and Kirsten Dunst, the sunny noir follows a seemingly innocent, affluent couple, on vacation in Greece, who need the help of a local tour guide, when they mixed up in murder. And so begins the kind of story only Highsmith could write, and it seems like the kind of thing that should easily work, but according to our review out of Berlin by Jessica Kiang, it doesn't quite lock into place. She writes that the film is a "a slack, minor entry in the Highsmith canon" and "a sterile affair, [with] no ambiguity, no ambivalence, just people doing one thing and then another." Bummer.

But see for yourself when this hits VOD on August 28th and opens in limited release on September 26th. Watch below.

This article is related to: The Two Faces of January, Hossein Amini, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac, Film Trailers


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