Jim Sturgess and Clémence Poésy Star in Heartless
Was is it with tacky teaser posters today?! First we had Witchblade this morning and now we've got Heartless. This looks like a sad, emo combination of Witchblade and Twilight, but with Jim Sturgess instead of Kristen Stewart. Actually, Heartless is a thriller about a young man who is tricked into a deal with the devil to become handsome, but then discovers there's a price he must pay for his good looks: he has to become a killer. It's up to him to then fight for his soul. Starring alongside of Sturgess is Fleur Delacour aka the gorgeous French actress Clémence Poésy in real life. In addition to the announcement that this is shooting soon, the first teaser poster has been delivered.
Courtesy of Cinematical we've got your first look below. Shooting starts in early June in the UK.
Apparently the visual effects company Framestore CFC, who wrongfully stole the Oscar for visual effects from Transformers earlier this year, have been hired to do the visual effects for the mythical creatures that appear in Heartless. Given this is an original script by Philip Ridley, no one has any idea who or what these creatures will be, besides obviously the devil himself.
Heartless is both written and directed by Philip Ridley, of The Reflecting Skin and The Passion of Darkly Noon previously. Noel Clarke, Timothy Spall, Eddie Marsan, Joseph Mawle and up-and-coming UK actors Luke Treadaway and Jon Macmillan also star alongside of Sturgess and Poésy. There is no US distributor attached to this yet nor an official release date.
Is Jim Sturgess good enough of an actor to draw the attention of moviegoers?