First Look: Amanda Seyfried in Atom Egoyan's Drama 'Chloe'
The NY Times has yet another first look at an upcoming Toronto Film Festival film with a few new photos. Chloe is the latest film from director Atom Egoyan and is his "most emotionally direct and accessible work" since the The Sweet Hereafter. It stars Amanda Seyfried as Chloe, an escort that Catherine (Julianne Moore) hires to seduce her husband (Liam Neeson) and test his loyalty. As described by TIFF, it's a "highly entertaining, mind-bending tale of sexual jealousy in which appearances belie the truth – perhaps." And based on these photos and that synopsis, it's a film I'm already planning to see at the fest in a few weeks.
From the NY Times piece: "Chloe — which Mr. Egoyan describes as an 'erotic mystery' — is a star-studded break from form for him, the first of his features for which he has not written the screenplay." The script was written by Erin Cressida Wilson, of Secretary and Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. While this is supposed to be a dramatic thriller, I'm a bit thrown off by the fact that Ivan Reitman is producing. But apparently it's an odd project for him, too. He was "interested in putting aside the guffaws and overseeing 'a more delicate piece.'" This doesn't have a distributor yet but it will be premiering at TIFF in September.