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Reuniting the Rubins trailer shows odd cast

ReunitingtheRubins.jpgI would have never thought of pitching Timothy Spall, Rhona Mitra, Honor Blackman, James Callis and Blake Harrison together in a film but then it seems to fit with the story itself which sees a disparate group of family members gathering together and fighting their way through their old wounds and issues.

It's a story we've seen time and time again but when it's done right it's still a good one, and it doesn't look like they're far from the mark with this trailer.

Here's the blurb for Reuniting the Rubins which comes from Yoav Facrtor who writes and directs the film after a short and feature as assistant director.

An uptight lawyer, Lenny Rubins, (Timothy Spall - The King's Speech), has to put his dream retirement on hold when his ailing mother (Honor Blackman - Goldfinger) emotionally blackmails him into reuniting his estranged children for a holiday gathering. They may be peas from the same pod, but in Lenny's eyes, his grown-up children are certainly not even from the same planet: a ruthless control-freak and hard-nosed capitalist (James Callis - Battlestar Galactica), an outspoken, argumentative eco-warrior committed to the cause (Rhona Mitra - Underworld: Rise of the Lycans), an outer-worldly Buddhist Monk; and to cap it all, a bible bashing born-again Rabbi! While they might quarrel, fight, and perhaps even be starting a war in Africa, they are still family. It is going to take a whole lot of soul-searching and sacrifice for everyone to come together in this heart-warming and comic family reunion that will have you thinking fondly of your own.

The trailer has some usual beats but it's the cast that's drawing me to it, what do you think? At least there's Rhona Mitra and Timothy Spall in it.

You can see the trailer over at Apple trailers.



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