Christina Ricci is 2014's Inspiring Teacher in 'Around the Block' Trailer
For whatever reason, every two or three years there's another movie made about a teacher entering a rundown school with lost students who just need to be inspired in order to unlock their full potential and over come the bad hand life has dealt them. And this is the year we get another one with Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan) starring in Around the Block as an American teacher moving to a troubled inner-city school in Sydney, Australia. If you've ever seen any of these movies, then you know what to expect, but the kids have Australian accents this time, so that's different. Maybe Ricci will make this interesting? Watch?
Here's the first trailer for Sarah Spillane's Around the Block from Cinedigm:
Around the Block is written and directed by Australian filmmaker Sarah Spillane, inspired by the filmmaker's personal experiences, and marking her feature directorial debut. Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan, Bel Ami, Speed Racer) stars in the film as an American teacher who takes a troubled inner-city youth under her wing as they all find themselves struggling in the gritty streets of Redfern, an inner suburb of Sydney that's home to the "block" of the film's title. The film debuted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and won an Australian Directors Guild Award with Cinedigm releasing the film sometime in 2014.