New London Boulevard U.S. trailer
Amazingly London Boulevard hasn't been released in the U.S. yet, so to mark the upcoming release in November there's a new trailer released and it's looking really strong. If you're in a country that's already seen this released and you're seeing the trailer without having seen the film, you're surely wondering why you never got to see it.
Amazingly it's a year ago in November that it was released in the UK and across the everywhere east of there. For once a film has gone the other way around the world.
It still has Germany and Japan to visit too, but November sees a limited release in America, something that I find rather sad. This is a film adapted from the Ken Bruen novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) by William Monahan who also made his directorial debut on it, remember he wrote The Departed (Filmstalker review) and many other strong thrillers, it stars Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, Eddie Marsan and Stephen Graham, so why shouldn't it get noticed?
Plus it has this new trailer which is really good, and a previous one from back in November last year, the UK release.
The story for London Boulevard sees Colin Farrell's character Mitchell released from prison and looking for a new line of work, away from the gangster world. He does, as a bodyguard and ends up protecting a film star, played by Keira Knightley, who is hiding out in a London home.
However, as is always the case, the past won't stay the past and his ex-boss, played by Ray Winstone, is on his trail. He wants him to return to working for him, while Mitchell and the film star are drawn towards each other, he realises he has to put an end to the past to move on with his future.
The trailer looks really strong, and it makes me question yet again the release decisions of distributors. Why is a film that looks this good with this much talent behind it getting a limited release along with Elite Squad: The Enemy Within while Jack and Jill and 11-11-11 receive blanket releases at the same time?
This new London Boulevard trailer comes through First Showing: