Watch: 'The Impossible' Featurette Highlights Ewan McGregor & Cast
Now that it's awards season, we're seeing which films have the legs to keep the buzz going until the Oscar nominations are announced on January 10th next year. Films like Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables and Argo are the frontrunners for Best Picture, but The Impossible has a chance at some awards as well. Two of those chances come from the powerful performances by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts who are highlighted in a new featurette for the disaster drama. However, one of the other characters, so to speak, comes from the stunning special effects, but those have already been snubbed from the Oscar shortlist for visual effects. The Impossible is in limited release right now, so go see it if you can.
Here's the featurette for Juan Antonio Bayona's The Impossible from Yahoo:
Maria (Watts), Henry (McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. The Impossible is directed by Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona, of The Orphanage previously. The screenplay is by his writer Sergio G. Sánchez. This premiered at TIFF earlier this year and is in limited release right now.