Rachel Weisz Will Reunite with Fernando Meirelles for '360'
After working together on the romantic thriller The Constant Gardener, director Fernando Meirelles and actress Rachel Weisz will work together once again as Variety reports that the two will collaborate on 360, a drama from writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen). The story, based the 1900 play Reigen (a work that has inspired countless plays and films), scrutinizes the sexual morals and class ideology of its day through a series of encounters between pairs of people shown before/after a sexual encounter. Characters across all levels of society are featured to illustrate how sexual contact transgresses boundaries o class.
In the original story, consisting of ten interlocking scenes between pairs of lovers, each of its ten characters appeared in two consecutive scenes with one from the final scene, having appeared in the first. It's not clear if the film intends to have so many characters, but the concept sounds like a sexually charged version of Crash but hopefully without the melodrama. BBC Films is behind the project, but it's unclear how soon it will get off the ground. Meirelles last directed Blindness back in 2008 and while it wasn't as fantastic as I'd hoped, City of God still remains one of the best films from the last decade. His collaboration with Weisz on The Constant Gardener is certainly evidence of their fine work together, so their reunion combined with a script from the brilliant Peter Morgan should have great results. Interested?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
I think Rachel Weisz is one great actress ( Saw The Whistleblower at Toronto and Rachel delivers probably the best performance of the year) Her and Fernando Meirelles working together again makes this a must see for me.
Sam on Sep 21, 2010
Blindness was incredibly underrated. Far better than the inflated City Of God, IMO. Hopefully it gets recognition someday.
Dave on Sep 22, 2010
I didn't like the style of Constant Gardner. Good story, good actors. I was going to compare it to Blindess and how I didn't like that style as well as I did not initially realize it was the same director. I'm not saying it's wrong, it's not for me. It's jsut a preference thing. Also, I believe I was still feeling jilted from the over-shakiness of The Bourne Supremecy and this came after that and had some shakiness as well and so I was instantly annoyed by the style. Still no film has ever been as shaky and nauseating as Supremacy was and it's not even close. Anyhow, for Blindness, it was just a little too cold and dirty and was very blunt in doing so. I understand it's not cheery subject matter, but good Lord, I think he could make Sesame Street depressing.
jjboldt on Sep 23, 2010
Rachel Weisz have that mysterious look and she is very appealing to most men and women ;,'
Ferrous Sulfate %0A on Dec 2, 2010
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