London Fields — Red Band Trailer

source:   www.vulture.com

added: Wed, Jun 6th '18

Amber Heard plays a mysterious femme fatale who drives men utterly insane in the new red band trailer for "London Fields," a sexually-charged neo-noir thriller that also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, and Theo James.

Shot several years ago, the film has spent the last couple of years stuck in limbo due to a bitter lawsuit dispute between the producers and director Mathew Cullen, a commercial/music video helmer who makes his feature directorial debut.

In 2016, producers of the film also sued star, Amber Heard, accusing the actress of sabotage and conspiring with the director in a failed attempt to regain final cut of the film. At the time, Heard also went through a painful break-up and public divorce with Johnny Depp, who incidentally makes a guest appearance in the movie.

Based on the 1989 darkly comic crime novel of the same name by best-selling British writer Martin Amis, "London Fields" is the story of a mysterious and beautiful woman named Nicola Six (Heard), with clairvoyant powers who foresees her death, yet doesn't exactly know why she will be murdered.

Billy Bob Thornton plays the film's narrator and storyteller, a terminally ill novelist with a severe case of writer's block. He is also one of the many men who end up falling for Heard's Nicola Six, one of which is pushed to the point of murder.

Co-starring Cara Delevingne, "London Fields" has been re-edited with a shorter cut than what was screened at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival, where it was panned by critics. The film is now slated for an August 2018 release.

synopsis:
Recently arrived in London in the hope of writing one last book before succumbing to a fatal illness, American author Samson Young (Billy Bob Thornton) falls in with a cast of characters who just might give him the story he is looking for. First, there is Keith Talent (Jim Sturgess) a small- time crook and dart player always on the lookout for his next scam. Then there's Guy Clinch (Theo James), an upper class banker who hangs out at Ned's favorite pub, searching for distraction from his boring life, his spoiled wife, and their monstrous toddler. And, just like a scene from a movie, into their lives walks Nicola Six (Amber Heard), a spectacularly beautiful woman-of-mystery who instantly ensnares all three men with her charms. Of course, Ned and Keith want to possess her, but Sam sees something else-in Nicola he sees the heroine of the book he so desperately wants to write. Following her, studying her, and watching her become a different woman depending upon which man she is seducing, Sam starts weaving a tale, based on Nicola, or Nicola as he imagines her to be. He also discovers that the reason she lives like there's no tomorrow, is that she's fed up with her life and has secretly been plotting her own murder. Now that Sam knows the climax of his story, the only question is who will the murderer be? Is it Keith, the criminal, Guy, the millionaire, or is it Sam himself-a dying man practicing a dying art, who will do anything to end his book-and his life-with a big bang?

 

directed by   Mathew Cullen

starring   Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, Theo James, Cara Delevingne, Johnny Depp

release date   August 2018

 
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