Official Poster Unveiled for Stephen Daldry's The Reader
How far would you go to protect a secret? As reluctant as I am to continue writing about The Reader, this new poster looks pretty good, so I thought I'd give it the benefit of the doubt today and feature it. As I hope everyone knows by now (via the trailer), The Reader stars Kate Winslet, David Kross, and Ralph Fiennes is about an affair that a young law student has with an older woman. Years later he encounters her again, but this time she's on trial for war crimes. The only reason I might end up seeing this is because David Kross looks like he steals the show - not for Kate Winslet. But I still don't think it'll be that great of a film.
Thanks to Cinematical for debuting this poster. You can click the image below for a bigger version.
The Reader is directed by English filmmaker Stephen Daldry, of Eight, Billy Elliot, and The Hours previously. The screenplay was written by fellow Englishman David Hare, of Damage and The Hours, and is based on Bernhard Schlink's novel of the same name. The Weinstein Company is debuting The Reader in limited theaters starting on December 10th in the thick of the Oscar season.
I think it's interesting that Kate Winslet doesn't seem to age in the poster despite the fact that Ralph Fiennes' character obviously does.
Liz on Nov 26, 2008
Scott McHenry on Nov 26, 2008
This poster resembles the artwork for the novel. Much improved from the first poster. It looks neat and does not reveal too much. Just what a poster should do. I'm excited about this one, although out of all the oscar contenders, this one has the least amount of buzz around it. Maybe once december kicks off, we'll see more hype. I don't understand TWC, first they fight tooth and nail to get this one out by year's end, yet they barely roll out their big roller decks on promotions. Here's to hoping the film lives up to its premise. And I am excited to see Kate here, from the looks of the trailer the film belongs to her.
leo on Nov 26, 2008
I have a feeling I'll end up seeing this, I hope my jaw drops or something. At the moment I'm getting a very tame Atonement feel, that movie was beautiful but I wasn't stunned by it.
tzarinna on Nov 26, 2008
And not one mention of "the Road"....hmmm...interesting omission there, Alex.
Lincoln on Nov 26, 2008
Looks good. I get what the poster is trying to do, but I think it fails if you don't know the plot. It might benefit if the pictures were larger to show more.
Ryan on Nov 27, 2008
Also I don't like the tagline that much. It sounds more like one for NATIONAL TREASURE 3
Ryan on Nov 27, 2008
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