October 15, 2013


A number of new posters have landed online.  Briefly:

  • August: Osage County – The new poster for director John Wells’ adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play presents the mother-daughter duo of Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in appropriate fashion.  The film also stars Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Margo Martindale and opens on December 25th.  Read Matt’s review from TIFF here.
  • Labor Day – The UK poster for writer/director Jason Reitman’s upcoming drama highlights Josh Brolin’s escaped convict character embracing Kate Winslet, who plays a single mother.  The film also stars Gattlin Griffith, Clark Gregg and James Van Der Beek and opens in limited release on December 25th.  Read Matt’s review from TIFF here.
  • The Double – A couple of UK quads for writer/director Richard Ayoade’s dark comedy plays on the film’s premise of a man who comes across his doppelganger.  Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, and Wallace Shawn star.  Read Matt’s review from TIFF here.
  • Blood Ties – A collection of French character posters for director Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller starring Billy Crudup, Clive Owen, Mila Kunis, and Zoe Saldana.  Read Matt’s review from TIFF here.
  • Delivery Man – A new poster for the Vince Vaughn-fronted comedy, also starring Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders.  The film opens November 22nd.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.

Via The Weinstein Company.


Here’s the official synopsis for August: Osage County:

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the stong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional women who raised them. Tracy Lettts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play.  AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is directed by John Wills (THE COMPANY MEN) and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.

Via IMP Awards.


Here’s the official synopsis for Labor Day:

“LABOR DAY” centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence.  On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict.  The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.

Via Empire.



Here’s the official synopsis for The Double:

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite — confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.

Via DreamWorks.


Here’s the official synopsis for Delivery Man:

DreamWorks Pictures’ “Delivery Man” stars Vince Vaughn as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.

Via IMP Awards.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Blood Ties:

New York, 1974. Fifty year-old Chris has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Waiting for him reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon, who’d raised them alone, seems strangely to prefer Chris – this, despite all his troubles.

Yet blood ties are the ones that bind. Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance; he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica. But Chris’ past quickly catches up to him, and his descent back into a life of crime becomes inevitable. For Frank, this descent proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother’s latest transgressions, he banishes him from his life

But it’s already too late; the brothers’ destiny will keep bounded, forever…

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