Though it boasted a script from the venerable Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon“) with an all-star cast and Fernando Meirelles (“City Of God,” “The Constant Gardener“) at the helm, “360” was coolly received when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall. But there are just too many intriguing elements to ignore, and with the film arriving in theaters later this summer, a new trailer has landed giving a good overview of the flick.
Based on the classic Arthur Schnitzler play “Reigen,” the film chronicles the simple decision by one man to remain faithful to his wife and how it creates a ripple effect on various people worldwide, opening a window into modern relationships. Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Foster lead the cast, but according to our man at TIFF, the film doesn’t quite come together. “If the film had not been afraid to go a little darker (like its sexually frank opening), dig a little deeper, and develop its characters beyond their stereotypes, it would have been a much stronger effort…The film is a handsomely produced ensemble drama but its pleasures are fleeting, then it’s on to the next thing,” he wrote in his review.
It’s a shame considering we genuinely like the cast, but the film’s lukewarm response won’t hobble Meirelles any. ScreenDaily reports that the director’s Aristotle Onassis biopic “Nemesis” is gearing up to shoot this fall, with casting to be announced soon. Until then, you can catch “360” when it opens on August 3rd. Watch the trailer below and check out the new poster as well. [Vlicious/Cinema Blend]