Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

All-Star Cast For Woody Allen's 'Wonder Wheel' Trailer

Wonder Wheel CREDIT Screenshot YouTube
Lamar Ellis | 05 October, 2017, 01:03

In recent years, Woody Allen has blown hot and cold, alternating small wonders (Blue Jasmine, Café Society) and disappointments more or less large (The Man irrational, To Rome with love).

The trailer opens on a beach scene as Justin Timberlake, a lifeguard, presides over the water. There we meet a woman played by Kate Winslet who finds herself in the middle of two incredibly complicated situations.

The first trailer for the Brooklyn-set film "Wonder Wheel" was released Wednesday, showing Justin Timberlake as a lifeguard and Kate Winslet as a boardwalk waitress.

The film looks gorgeous with a mix of the feeling of classic films, Woody's well writing, and Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro's attractive lighting and framing.

Winslet's portrayal of the over-dramatic and overwhelmed Ginny, who grows more and more rattled by Carolina's presence, seems spot on, as does Belushi's portrayal of her disgruntled mechanic husband. However, Wonder Wheel will see Allen's primary claim to fame as a director of films touted on the Amazon Prime streaming platform. It will be released on December 1, 2017 after debuting as the Closing Night selection for the 55th New York Film Festival. But there's an undercurrent of violence that runs throughout the trailer thanks to Winslet's frenetic and unraveling performance - it's easy to imagine this earning the actress her eighth (!) Oscar nomination.

The true star of Wonder Wheel however is the brilliant, colorful, lovingly-recreated Coney Island backdrop.

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