Watch: First Trailer for Donald Sutherland's 'Man on the Train' Remake

September 24, 2011
Source: Moviefone

Man on the Train Trailer

Another day, another remake. Never even heard of the original? Neither have I. Man on the Train is an English-language remake of Patrice Leconte's 2002 French film also titled Man on the Train. However, the appealing aspects of this are that it stars not only Donald Sutherland as a "retired poetry professor", but also Larry Mullen Jr., better known as U2's drummer, making his feature acting debut. Mullen plays a thief whose plans get thrown off track (no pun intended) when he meets Sutherland in a small town where he's looking to knock off a bank. It doesn't look terrible, but not that great either, but give it a shot anyway.

Watch the first official trailer for Mary McGuckian's Man on the Train, via Moviefone:

A mysterious criminal (Mullen Jr.) rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor (Sutherland), his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. This Man on the Train remake was directed by Irish filmmaker Mary McGuckian, of This Is the Sea, Best, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Rag Tale and Inconceivable previously. Premiered in the Cannes Market earlier this year and is playing at the Tribeca Film Fest, but we don't know when it will ever hit US theaters.

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  • Anonymous
    you hit it, doesn't look awful - but it don't look good either! and with so many movies to watch, this is a pass for me.
  • Anonymous
    Eh ... nope ... sorry. I am not remake adverse (I am so over the top excited about Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy  that I am boring people, I'm all over The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ~ for example), but I don't see Donald Sutherland touching the subtlety of Jean Rochefort and I'm not interested in seeing him try.
  • Ajmillar
    I remember reading years ago that Larry Mullin, Jr. was serious about becoming an actor....but after watching this trailer he's obviously not serious enough.  I'll pass.  Mr. Mullin: PLEASE stick to your day job; U2 is mediocre these days but at least they don't make me cringe.
  • Looking forward to seeing this!
  • ETP
    I have to agree.  It doesn't look awful but it doesn't look that great either.  The original is a minor masterpiece.  It's worth checking out.




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