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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Trailer Watch: Adrien Brody Gets Caught Up in a Fatal Attraction-Esque Modern Noir Film

Am I the only person desperate for a really great thriller? I'm talking about a really smart, crisp, neo-noir that Hollywood keeps teasing us with yet never delivering on. I can only hope that that is MANHATTAN NIGHT, Lionsgate's upcoming film starring Adrien Brody and Jennifer Beals (cheesy poster aside).

I'm getting Fatal Attraction vibes from the trailer (though I doubt it can live up to that comparison). More in the synopsis:

Based on Colin Harrison's acclaimed novel Manhattan Nocturne (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), MANHATTAN NIGHT tells the story of Porter Wren (Adrien Brody), a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy and anything that passes for the truth. At home he is a model family man, devoted to his loving wife (Jennifer Beals). But when a seductive stranger (Yvonne Strahovski) asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon (Campbell Scott), he can't resist. In this modern version of a classic film noir, we follow Porter as he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail - one that threatens his job, his marriage and his life.

Honestly, I would have loved to have seen Beals as the crazy stalker woman, since she rarely plays a villain or antihero (come on, Hollywood. Do better). Watch the trailer:

Thoughts? MANHATTAN NIGHT is in theaters and On Demand May 20.


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