Why not more advance word yet on Neil Jordan’s The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster and releasing on September 14 from Warner Bros.? It’s playing at the Toronto Film Festival,
I gather (their official play list releases August 21), but one
would’ve thought that some long-lead, sow-the-fields screenings in Los
Angeles would have started to take place. Maybe they have, I don’t know.
The film’s trailer, meanwhile, is also fairly solid; powered by a fantastic score from Dario Marianelli, it puts a tonier spin on all those Ashley Judd movies of revenge and empowerment. But the end touch… “I want my dog back”? I almost spit my coffee out. Seriously, you can’t end the trailer on that.
Naveen Andrews, the ubiquitous Terrence Howard — who costars in the excellent forthcoming The Hunting Party — and Mary Steenburgen also appear in the film.