Indie Trailer Sunday: Dustin Hoffman Directs Opera Singers in 'Quartet'
"This is not a retirement home… This is a mad house." The Weinstein Co has finally debuted the full release trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet, a quirky indie drama set at a home for retired opera singers. The cast is what sells it the most, featuring legends like Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Tom Courtenay. A trailer hit back in July, but was pulled down, this is the new official one since the film will show in limited theaters this December. It looks like it's not only a delightful comedy, but also an interesting look at music, or musicians/singers, of old and new. Take a look.
Watch the new official trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet, originally via Yahoo:
Cecily, Reggie & Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Every year, there's a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she also refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on… and it does.
Quartet is the directorial debut of Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman. The screenplay was written by Ronald Harwood (The Pianist, Being Julia, Oliver Twist, Australia), adapted from his own stage play. This was produced by BBC Films & Headline Pictures and being released by The Weinstein Company in the US. Quartet will arrive in limited theaters starting December 28th, just in time for an Oscar run. Thoughts?
it's really hard to wrap my brain around the idea of a "home for retired opera singers" - it seems so bizarre to me.....do these places really exist? that being said, it looks ok. the cast is certainly good although the trailer doesn't leave me wanting to see it - might be a rent. i think if anyone wants to see something to do with older people - go watch "the best magnificent marigold hotel"......i can't say everyone will like it; but, we sure enjoyed it.
beevis on Oct 28, 2012
Looks interesting. Might go if I can talk my mom into it - the cast looks strong, and Hoffman could well be an artistic director, as he's seldom done a role just for $
VAharleywitch on Oct 28, 2012
According to Mr. Hoffman on Letterman, he was inspired by the actual person who bequeathed the house,
Bob on Dec 8, 2012
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