Cronenberg's Eastern Promises trailer online
The trailer for David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises has arrived online and it looks superb. There's no doubt that Viggo Mortensen is a stunning actor with an amazing physical presence.
What's probably most surprising is the accent of Naomi Watts, I don't know about you but it sounds really good. She's got it nailed down well.
Eastern Promises follows Nikolai, played by Viggo Mortensen, who belongs to one of London's most notorious organised crime families. His life is changed though when he is tasked to deal with a midwife called Anna, played by Naomi Watts, who has uncovered some potential damaging information against the crime family.
David Cronenberg directs the film that stars Mortensen, Watts as well as the equally amazing Vincent Cassel and Armin Mueller-Stahl. The cast sounds superb, and looks that way too on screen. I have to say I'm really excited about the film.
I'm really not a huge fan of Cronenberg, although his writing and directing is something special. Yet in his recent films he's taken a step towards the audience a little, and become a little less obscure, and with that step his films have become more accessible and at the same time, stronger.