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Watch: Truly Odd Trailer For ‘The Letter’ With James Franco & Winona Ryder

Watch: Truly Odd Trailer For 'The Letter' With James Franco & Winona Ryder

It’s been awhile since Winona Ryder, star of a vast array of films from “Edward Scissorhands” to “Girl Interrupted,” has really taken the lead in a picture – lately she’s mostly been a supporting player in films like “Black Swan,” “Star Trek,” and her upcoming reteaming with director Tim Burton on the stop-motion “Frankenweenie.” Unfortunately, if the trailer for her upcoming return to leading lady status “The Letter” is any indication of the film that follows, we’re not quite sure we’re ready to have her back.

In the film Ryder's cast as a playwright who is beginning to lose touch with reality for no discernible reason, all while her character Martine begins to fall for the mysterious Tyrone (James Franco), which may or may not have anything to do with why she’s mentally unraveling. It seems like a convoluted mess, and looks like it was shot as a student short film (oh wait, director Jay Anania is a prof at NYU film school…) – which would be fine if it weren’t attempting to sell us a psychological thriller with two Academy Award-nominated leads.

The film looks set to debut on VOD, with Josh Hamilton (“J. Edgar”), Marin Ireland (“28 Hotel Rooms”) and Katherine Waterston (“Being Flynn”) also in the mix. You can check out the ultra-low production values in the trailer below. [Collider]

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Comments

Laura

One of the worst movies I have ever seen in my entire life. Shameful, to put out a piece of garbage, and actually charge people to see it.

Indivio

Here's the new trailer – http://shri.me/OBsz0o

Hayley M

what? was that, ok the intro was ok i was quite exited to see an new Winona Ryder
trailer come back well results were pretty disappointing
they should redo this trailer it's seriously terrible a good trailer sets a good example to a film and so far iam not impressed, I hope 'the iceman' at least will be a comeback for Winona
because she's got real talent she deserves better.

Sean

<<Haha comment b4 me by Jeff lolll. Ok um yeah dreadful. Student film looking duh, low budget, low production, shitty editing, ridiculous camera angles, horrible ACTING!, every1 is miscast badly, & oh yeah I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THE FUCK THEY AGREED TO THIS & WHO THE HELL LET THEM…. Winona you have fallen a loooonggg tragic fall … (& I kinda expected better from a prof at freakin NYU…) Can Playlist or some1 please tell me why these actors agreed to this….?????

Jeff

This looks so bad I just wet myself.

Fry

Looks like it was shot by a youtuber and cut by Tim and Eric. Horrid stuff unless you're working with one of those $2000 Canons.

Anonymouse

seems more the director's fault for choosing to shoot nearly EVERYTHING in medium and close-ups, quite shoddily at that. all the tropes of a no-budget shoot are apparent.

Oogle monster

This is hilarious. The voice-over sounds like a Funny or Die Video.

NYU STUDENT

This is positively shameful…

DG

I can't believe Franco's name is Tyrone

Jesse

Well, now I don't feel so bad about not going to NYU.

smert

perhaps times and tough and the parts ain't comin' like they used to…

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