“The Two Faces of January” opens in UK theatres on May 16, 2014. It is a mystery-thriller film presented by Studio Canal and is directed by Hossein Amini. Its cast members include Kirsten Dunst (Colette MacFarland), Viggo Mortensen (Chester MacFarland) and Oscar Isaac (Rydal). Read on to find out more about it.
“The Two Faces of January” Preview:
“The Two Faces of January” is based on Patricia Highsmith’s book with the same name. The plot is set in the 1960s. The wealthy couple, Colette and Chester, goes to Greece for a vacation/tour. In the Parthenon, the pair meets Rydal, a tour guide who claims to be a graduate of Yale and is still trying to figure out what he wants to do in life.
Chester is way older than his wife. Just a glance at Rydal, he has already sized him up. The couple, due to Collette’s insisting it, hires Rydal as they visit places.
Rydal, along with a date, had a dinner one evening with Chester and Collette. Rydal’s admiration for Collette is obvious.
Just when Collette and Chester are about to sleep in their hotel room, a private detective is sent by the mob, threatening Chester. The men talk for a while, and before you know it, Chester is pulling the detective’s dead body. Rydal arrives and helps Chester clean up his mess. They leave the hotel room and travel to Crete.
According to Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, 93% of the moviegoers would like to watch “The Two Faces of January.”
In an interview with The Telegraph, Mortensen described the movie’s director Amini as well-prepared because he has been working on the film for 10 years.
“It’s another first-time director, Hossein Amini, who’s very well-known for his screenwriting. But this is a movie that he’s been trying to get made for going on 10 years, so he’s very well prepared,” said Mortensen in The Telegraph feature.
He also shared of his plan about putting up a photo exhibit of the pictures he took from Argentina. In addition, Mortensen collects cameras and uses vintage cameras such as 1903 Kodaks.
And that’s it for the “The Two Faces of January” preview. “The Two Faces of January” opens in UK theatres on May 16, 2014. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more previews and movie reviews.