Hopkins, Streep, Giamatti at Last Station
From Production Weekly through Cinema Blend:
The historical biopic revolves around the rough last years of Leo Tolstoy’s (Hopkins) life, as his wife Sofya Andreyevn (Streep) and leading disciple Vladimir Cherkov (Giamatti) battle for his soul. Tolstoy makes a dramatic exit from his home after dealing with his professed love of poverty and chastity, his immense wealth, a life of hedonism and thirteen kids. The problem is he is too old to make it past a tiny rail station at Astapovo, and he accepts his fate to die alone. Well, not complete alone, since over a hundred newspaperman camp outside for hourly updates on his condition.
Damn it, I hate when that happens. Sounds like a solid character tale, and with these three actors how could you not want to see it? I recently saw Streep in the remake of The Manchurian Candidate (review), and while the film didn't hold up to the original, her performance most certaily did to the Angela Lansbury role. She was awesome, and I don't use that term lightly.