Monday, November 14, 2011

Poster/Trailer for 'Being Flynn'

Was surprised to see this design. It's so old-fashioned. Not classic, old-fashioned. But, that's not bad. Reminds me of a time when book covers had this moody feel that tried to capture a conceptual theme. Most failed, some were okay. This poster stopped me. I like it.

Directed by and screenplay by Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy). Based on a memoir -- a good thing for this kind of story -- by Nick Flynn . Here's a rundown:

Academy Award-nominated writer-director Paul Weitz (ABOUT A BOY) turns his hand to this moving portrait of fathers and sons. Based on a true story, BEING FLYNN follows Nick Flynn (Paul Dano of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, THERE WILL BE BLOOD) who is shocked to have his eccentric and long-absent father, Jonathan (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) reach out to him unexpectedly.

Still feeling the loss of his mother (played in flashbacks by four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore) in the midst of starting a new relationship with Denise (JUNO's Olivia Thirlby), the last person Nick wants to see is his father. But you can't outrun fate and slowly Nick comes to realize he has been given the chance to make a real future not only for himself, but for his struggling father too.

Has a lot of potential. Paul Dano has got to be one of the best guys around to play this type role. Looking forward to a drama with Bobby de Niro. And, anything with Julianne Moore...

Apple has the trailer. Don't see this doing a lot of business, could go either way but, like I said, I like it.

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