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Watch: Trailer For ‘London Boulevard’ With Colin Farrell & Keira Knightley

Watch: Trailer For 'London Boulevard' With Colin Farrell & Keira Knightley

Most Obvious Use Of “London Calling” Ever

Set to hit UK cinemas in four weeks, it’s about time that a trailer for writer William Monahan‘s directorial debut “London Boulevard” hit, but upon viewing, it’s easy to see why rumblings on this one were not positive and it explains the film’s absence from any festival runs this year.

Based on the book by Ken Bruen, the film stars Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley in the story of a man newly released from prison (Farrell) who falls in love with a reclusive young movie star (Knightley) and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster. The trailer points to a film a bit more darkly comedic than we were expecting, but we’re disappointed to say it wasn’t all that engaging either. There is something rather dull and lifeless about the whole affair, but we will grant the film this, the cinematography by Chris Menges looks great. The supporting cast is solid group of talent that includes Ray Winstone, Eddie Marsan, Anna Friel, David Thewlis and Stephen Graham and the film will feature a score by Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist of UK rockers Kasabian.

“London Boulevard” hits UK theaters on November 26th and will land in the United States in February 2011. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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I think you might be alone on your opinion of the trailer – almost everything I’ve read has said it looks great.

The trailer had more flare than I was expecting, but judging by the script they could have just cut the trailer that way – BradZuhl, the script is definitely dark and more serious….


You should read the script if you want your faith rekindled.
The actual situations and characters may seem like a retread of a million films we ‘ve seen before but Monahan manages to spin a brilliant yarn out of it


looks fucking tight


Not an engaging trailer? What are you thinking, boys? This looks like some an In Bruges level thing right here!


Looks like some bizarro cross between a Guy Ritchie movie and Notting Hill. Ken Bruen’s books are supposed to be pretty dark, the tone of this trailer makes it seem as light and breezy as Out of Sight. Then again, William Monahan wrote The Departed and that was anything but light and breezy. This is an interesting one to keep an eye on.

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