[One TOH source said that Brad Pitt gives an awards-worthy performance, along with Jessica Chastain as his wife; Sean Penn appears in the film’s book-ends. Technically gorgeous--shot by Emmanuel Lubezki-- the film is an experimental, non-conventional narrative:
“It’s a mystical exploration of the meaning of life, a journey in which a microcosm of a family mirrors the world; the differences between man and woman, husband and wife, are mirrored against nature and grace. It will change the language of movies. It’s a real event. People will say, ‘what the fuck is this?’”]
The trailer is arriving shortly...
- Kate Winslet indirectly confirms that Sam Mendes is likely to direct the next Bond film late next year in London - "It’s such a massive commitment for him and it’s not fair for him to commute backwards and forwards to New York from London. It would be impossible. The children will be there with me," Winslet said to the Daily Mail. The former partners and amicable parents will likely work again as actress-director (a la Revolutionary Road) - 'We’re really good friends and have very good respect for each other. I can see [us working together again], but you’d have to ask Sam what he thinks." Winslet confirmed it would not, however, be as a Bond girl. Before Bond bombards their lives, Mendes will direct Richard III at the UK's Old Vic theatre and Winslet - just wrapping her nine days of shooting on Steven Soderbergh's Contagion - is on board for Roman Polanski's God of Carnage (based on the dark comedy play by Yasmina Reza) with Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly, which is set to shoot early 2011.