Thursday, August 19, 2010

"The Tourist" Opening in December

Just when you think we have all our bases covered for this year's Oscars, we have a last minute submission that has the potential to change everything. Sure, a political thriller starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp doesn't scream Best Picture, but the fact that it was unexpectedly shoved into December of this year must mean that the makers have confidence that it'll be a contender. It's the opposite equivalent to delaying a film like Shutter Island until February, so as to cut it out of awards season. So it seems that on December 10th, we'll be seeing The Tourist enter the playing field.

The film follows an American tourist (Depp) who is used by a woman (Jolie) in an attempt to flush out a criminal with whom she once had an affair. It's not exactly the sort of plot that the Academy usually goes for. However, given the two high profile actors, I'd say it has a decent stab at the acting races. We'll have to wait for the trailer to come out to be sure, but what do you think of this news?

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