I'd say that alongside Christopher Nolan's Inception, Anton Corbijn's The American is one of my most anticipated films for the rest of the year. I have yet to see Corbijn's acclaimed debut Control, although I will make a point to see it in the coming weeks.


George Clooney's character, Jack, is an assassin who plans to finish his last job in Italy, but along the way he ends up forming strong bonds with Clara (Violante Placido) and Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli). Cinematographer Martin Ruhe, who did some startling work in Harry Brown, worked as Corbijn's director of photography here, and from the looks of things, this appears to be a beautifully shot film. Ruhe also worked with Corbijn on Control, and from what I have heard, he did a great job in that film as well.


The release date for this Focus Features product is currently set for September 1st. Will Clooney find himself in the thick of the Oscar race once again?



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8 comments:

Matthew Lucas said...

I loved CONTROL so I was already looking forward to this. Corbijn's definitely a talent to watch.

Julian Stark said...

My jury is really out on Clooney, so to speak. The man has yet to impress me. Of course, that *is* better than making me think badly of him *coughs* Channing Tatum. I will admit, [i]The American[/i] might be alright. Have you seen the trailer for [i]Winter's Bone[/i]?

Julian Stark said...

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Danny King said...

@ Julian: Ha, don't worry about it. This Clooney performance really intrigues me. He looks certifiably intense, but believably so. I think it is a great character for him.

And yes, I saw the "Winter's Bone" trailer this weekend. I actually just bought tickets to a special showing the Siskel Film Center is holding of the film in Chicago, so I'm really looking forward to that. I believe there is a Q and A with the writer-director afterwards.

Fitz said...

I imagine that with this character being so different from Ryan Bingham in UitA that he'll get another nod.

Danny King said...

@ Fitz: I definitely agree that the change in persona is only something that could work to his advantage.

Nigel said...

omagad. that aerial shot revealing suburbia's rooftops has me hooked.

Danny King said...

@ Nigel: There are plenty of shots to be admired in the trailer. The aerial shot is certainly one of them.

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