James McAvoy in Michael Hoffman's The Last Station Trailer

November 24, 2009
Source: Apple

The Last Station Trailer

Sony Pictures Classics has finally debuted a trailer for Michael Hoffman's The Last Station, an indie biopic about Russian author Leo Tolstoy. Christopher Plummer stars as Tolstoy and is joined by an all-star cast including James McAvoy as Valentin Bulgakov, Paul Giamatti as Vladimir Chertkov, and Helen Mirren as Sofya Tolstoy. While Plummer should be the central focus, I believe this film centers more on McAvoy, who plays Tolstoy's private secretary. But that said, this looks extraordinary and everyone in the cast looks phenomenal. I'm a bit sad I never got to see this at a festival, but I'll try and see it in theaters next month.

Watch the official trailer for Michael Hoffman's The Last Station:

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You can also watch The Last Station trailer in High Definition on Apple

A tale of two romances, one beginning, one near its end, The Last Station illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.

The Last Station is both written and directed by veteran auteur Michael Hoffman, of Soapdish, One Fine Day, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Emperor's Club, and the documentary Out of the Blue previously. This is based on Jay Parini's book of the same name and first premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this year. Sony Pictures Classics is bringing The Last Station to limited theaters starting on December 4th.

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  • discojellyfish
    Looks interesting. Worth seeing for Paul Paul Giamatti alone.
  • beavis
    looks good. and it's nice to see helen mirren showing some emotion for a change.
  • CT
    Plummer's version of Tolstoy reminds me of Gambon's version of Dumbledore. Toooo aggressive
  • xerxex
    kewl, I'm there.
  • a
    How does this look good? I'd rather watch Ninja Assassin. At least that looks awesome.
  • Collin
    @5 This is a problem. That's like saying you'd rather eat McDonald's than wok seared lamb, even if they were both the same price. Maybe lamb isn't your thing, but fecking hell it's sure a lot better than a greasy quarter pounder.
  • case
    Couldn't have said it better Numero 6. I'm intrigued, personally.
  • darren
    @6 I'm with number 5. Ninja Assasin does look better and i'm a fan of the real Tolstoy. And by the way, Lamb isn't all that either. but that's just my opinion
  • Alex C.
    @ #5 "How does this look good? I'd rather watch Ninja Assassin. At least that looks awesome." Ahahahahaha! Bless you, son. And now go and grow up. PS: and since you're such a consummate cinema critic, I would be very interested in reading your interpretation of the line (in the trailer) "You don't need a husband, you need a Greek chorus!".
  • spence
    not very impressive but it will get a whole bunch of oscar nominations worth seeing for Christopher Plummer and Giamatti
  • Rambo: First Blood, Part 16
    James McAvoy again???? Still, at least it's not got Sam FUCKING Worthington in it. I'm sick of that guy.




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