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