Dustin Lance Black's Drama 'Virginia' Gets a Deceptive Official Trailer
E1 has debuted a trailer for Dustin Lance Black's Virginia, originally What's Wrong with Virginia?, a drama about a "psychologically disturbed woman" which played at film fests in 2010. Jennifer Connelly stars as Virginia, with Ed Harris, Emma Roberts, Harrison Gilbertson and Carrie Preston. The film was highly disliked by many critics who saw it at fests, including our friend Brad Brevet of RopeofSilicon, who goes so far as to point out: "I despised the film on most every level, but speaking about it now, and seeing this just released trailer for it, I can tell you right now they aren't selling the film for what it is. Even the opening scene shown in the trailer is a lie. In the film it doesn't play as comical as much as it is tragic."
However, we should note that the film has had a re-edit by Dustin Lance Black since premiering at TIFF in 2010, and perhaps this latest cut is more comedic, and is better than what others originally saw. Up to you.
Watch the official theatrical trailer for Dustin Lance Black's Virginia, in high def from Apple:
A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decades-long affair.
Virginia, originally titled What's Wrong with Virginia?, is directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the script for Milk (which got him the Oscar), and also wrote/directed The Journey of Jared Price and On the Bus, as well as the script for Eastwood's J. Edgar. This film first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival back in late 2010, but didn't play many other fests, before being picked up by eOne Films. If you're interested, Virginia arrives in limited theaters starting May 18th this summer.