First Look: Joel Schumacher's Coming-of-Age Drama 'Twelve'
I know most people shudder at the mere mention of Joel Schumacher's name, but supposedly he's trying something different this time around. Debuting at Sundance in January is Twelve, the newest film directed by Joel Schumacher. Although you probably didn't notice this, we featured the first sales art for Twelve back in May, as there was a huge billboard for it on display in Cannes. The film is set in New York's Upper East Side and is about a young drug dealer who watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder and his best friend's arrest for the crime. It features a cast of young up-and-coming actors.
Seen in the photos above are Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and Zoë Kravitz. Ellen Barkin and Kiefer Sutherland also star in this. Twelve is based on Nick McDonell's novel of the same name. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing this at Sundance, I've got a feeling it'll be a fascinating coming-of-age drama. I just hope it's better than Schumacher's last few films (like The Number 23 or Phone Booth). This guy has been directing movies for a long time (including the 80's classic Lost Boys), so let's hope he's getting back to his roots with Twelve. We'll keep you updated on the latest and will have reviews in January.