John Curran, the writer of The Killer Inside Me, and the director of The Painted Veil and We Don’t Live Here Anymore, bring us yet another tricky film to contemplate, Stone. The project was written by Angus McLachlan and directed by himself. We first saw a trailer for this film back in September ’09 (which we had to take down) and as of this summer they’ve updated their trailer and have finally been pushing the film for release.
Though the story seems to be the usual crime twist with Robert De Niro and Edward Norton, but once you add in Milla Jovovich’s character everything’s up in the air. If there’s one thing that’s for sure it’s that Curran knows how to take his audience on both physical and mental journeys.
Check out the full poster and synopsis below…
Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and Oscar nominee Edward Norton deliver powerful performances as a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined in Stone, a thought-provoking drama directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don’t Live Here Anymore) and written by Angus McLachlan (Junebug).
As parole Officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man’s decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both.
Stone skillfully weaves together the parallel journeys of two men grappling with dark impulses, as the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin. The film’s superb ensemble features Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) as Lucetta, Stone’s sexy, casually amoral wife, and Golden Globe® winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Madylyn, Jack’s devout, long-suffering spouse.
Set against the quiet desperation of an economically ravaged community and the stifling brutality of a maximum security prison, this tale of passion, betrayal and corruption examines the fractured lives of two volatile men breaking from their troubled pasts to face uncertain futures.
Stone will be in theater October 8, 2010.
Will you go and see it?