Colin Firth & Emily Blunt Go American in the 'Arthur Newman' Trailer
Sometimes people fake their own deaths to escape danger. In the case of Arthur Newman, he's just escaping his disappointment of a life. Colin Firth plays a has-been golfer who fakes his death, abandons his family, and takes on the new titular identity. On the path to his new life, he encounters a young woman (Emily Blunt) who's running from problems of her own. The two fall in love as they take solace in pretending to be married, or engaged or whatever feels right, seemingly living the dream. But they can't pretend forever. It'sstrange to hear Firth as an American, but he works well with Blunt in this first trailer.
Here's the first trailer for Dante Ariola's Arthur Newman, originally from EW:
Arthur Newman is directed by Dante Ariola and written by Becky Johnston (Seven Years in Tibet, The Prince of Tides) and tells the story of a man (Colin Firth) who fakes his own death and assumes the identity of Arthur Newman in order to escape his seemingly disappointing life. All is well when he moves in with a woman also trying to leave her past behind, but as they escape their troubles by breaking into houses and pretending to be other people, they realize that the real lives they left behind might still be waiting for them. The film played at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and arrives next month on April 26th.