Monday, April 18, 2011

Trailer Alert - Sleeping Beauty (2011)

Well the selections for Cannes Film Festival 2011 are out and it is nice to see Australia get some representation. After her blockbuster starring role in the critically derided Sucker Punch, Emily Browning returns home to star in what looks to be a very interesting role in novelist Julia Leighs debut film Sleeping Beauty.

Leigh will be up against the likes of Lars Von Trier, Pedro Almadovar, Takeshi Miike and Terence Mallick (to name a few) in the main competition. Not a small feat in the industry of show for a directorial debut. The film itself has taken a while to get to our screens having been approved in 2009 (with Mia Wasikowska set to lead), but I will certainly be in line to see it when it comes out. Browning plays Lucy, a University student strapped for cash who accepts a job as a "sleeper" in a Sleeping Beauty chamber (read high class brothel). “You will go to sleep, you will wake up. It will be as if the hours never existed.” - just what every girl wants to hear...

On the same day as the announcement to Cannes, this red band trailer appeared. This is definitely not one for the kiddies and viewer discretion is advised:

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