Watch: TIFF Trailer for UK Spy Drama 'Page Eight' with Rachel Weisz

August 16, 2011
Source: YouTube

Rachel Weisz in Page Eight Trailer

"I want to share a source." With the big TIFF announcement this morning, a number of a new trailers for Toronto Film Fest-bound films are hitting the web. One of them I want to feature is for David Hare's contemporary spy film made for the BBC called Page Eight, starring Rachel Weisz and Bill Nighy. I didn't even know this existed, but it doesn't look half bad. Awards Daily had a longer trailer, but it was removed, then TIFF put up their own shorter promo trailer, but it's a good first look anyway, so check it out. The cast also includes Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Judy Davis and Ewen Bremner, too.

Watch the first TIFF promo trailer for David Hare's Page Eight, straight from YouTube:

Johnny Worricker (Nighy) is a long-serving M15 officer. His boss and best friend, Benedict Baron, dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Weisz) seems too good to be true. Page Eight is written and directed by Oscar nominated playwright & filmmaker David Hare, who has directed a few features films like The Designated Mourner, Strapless and Wetherby previously, but is mostly known for his plays like Plenty, The Absence of War, Licking Hitler and Stuff Happens. Produced by the BBC, being distributed by PBS in the U.S., premiering at TIFF next month.

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  • bad choice of music, fail to deliver a basic info on the story...
    • Anonymous
      what do you expect for 36 seconds?
  • Anonymous
    i'm hooked. alex, i think it should read "page 8 with bill nighy".
    • Instead of Rachel Weisz, you mean? Aw, you don't think she's as important in this? :) Bill Nighy looks awesome, too.
      • Anonymous
        it's no slight to RW - i just think BN is so freaking good!
  • Cool. Seems Ewan Bremner is playing a normal person too, bonus.
  • AB
    This is scheduled to air in the UK on Sunday 28 August 2011 on BBC2. Looking forward to it.




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