The Toronto International Film Festival might be starting to wind down, but there’s still a few days left and a few big movies to come. Among them: closing film “A Little Chaos,” which marks the second directing effort from everyone’s favorite Germanic thief/sneering potions professor Alan Rickman.
Coming a whopping seventeen years after its predecessor, 1997’s “The Winter Guest,” the film, written by first-timer Alison Deegan, also stars Rickman as King Louis XIV of France. The Sun King is looking to make over his garden, and he finds himself with two major candidates for the job: barrier-breaking landscape gardener Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet), and her rival/potential love interest Andre Le Nottre (Matthias Schoenaerts). Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Ehle, Helen McCrory and Phyllida Law are among the supporting cast as well, so Rickman’s certainly been able to attact some talent to the project.
The film press screens today before closing the festival on Saturday, but ahead of all of that, EW have a first look at a clip for the film, which sees Winslet mistaking Rickman’s King for the court gardener. There’s a restoration comedy vibe and what looks to be a strong performance from Winslet (Rickman, talking to the site, calls her “immensely brave and phenomenally prepared,” and he should know, having first worked with her when she was 19 in Ang Lee‘s “Sense & Sensibility“). Take a look at the clip below, along with some photos from the film, and stay tuned for our review later in the week.