Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool — U.S. Trailer

source:   sonyclassics.com

added: Mon, Nov 20th '17

In a performance that may very well earn her a fifth Academy Award nomination, Annette Bening portrays real-life eccentric Hollywood starlet Gloria Grahame in the British tragic-drama, "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," for which a U.S. trailer has been released.

Bening stars opposite Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer) in this 1981-set biographical drama, which recounts the final year in the 57-year-old Oscar-winner's life, during which she traveled to Liverpool, England to work on a stage play. And once there, Gloria found herself embarking on a compassionate romance with a much younger man, a budding English stage actor named Peter Turner (played by Bell) who later discovered she was secretly dying from breast cancer.

The film, helmed by Scottish director Paul McGuigan (TV's Sherlock, Lucky Number Slevin, Victor Frankenstein), is based on the memoir by Turner, who wrote about his love affair with the Golden Age Hollywood icon, best known for such movies as "The Big Heat," "Oklahoma" and "The Bad and the Beautiful."

Co-starring Julie Walters, Stephen Graham, and Vanessa Redgrave, the movie, which premiered to glowing reviews in September at both Telluride and TIFF, will be released in New York and Los Angeles on December 29th.

synopsis:
Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

 

directed by   Paul McGuigan

starring   Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave

release date   December 29, 2017 (in NY and LA)

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