added: Wed, Jan 2nd '13
No one plays a surly bastard like London-born character actor Terence Stamp (The Limey, Superman). But in his latest dramedy "Unfinished Song," Stamp literally changes his tune, playing an ill-tempered senior citizen whose life turns upside down when he reluctantly joins his ailing wife's amateur choir group.
This British import (which goes by the international title "Song for Marion") was recently picked up by The Weinstein Company. And the studio has just released this domestic trailer, which has the 74-year-old actor growling and scowling as he tries to fit in a silly singing session that also includes lessons in dancing like "The Robot" and rocking out like a rock star. Actress Gemma Arterton (who will be seen in this month's release of the action-horror "Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters") co-stars as a happy-go-lucky instructor who believes Stamp's Arthur is more than a miserable old man.
Written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams, the film also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Eccleston. And it will open in theaters later in the year.
Song for Marion is a comedic drama about grumpy pensioner Arthur (Terence Stamp) who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James (Christopher Eccleston), it is left to choir director Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton) to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. Arthur must confront the undercurrents of his own grumbling persona as he embarks on a hilarious, life-affirming journey of musical self discovery.
directed by Paul Andrew Williams
starring Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Eccleston
release date 2013