After months of waiting with bated breath to find out when we’re going to get to see Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus, the Weinstein Company has finally given us a date! *doing the demented poodle dance!*
The film will be released Friday December 2, 2011, which says to me that Harvey sees it as a definite award contender. Ralph Fiennes has certainly gotten good buzz from the festivals that he’s already taken the film to, both as a director and for his performance in the title role. Vanessa Redgrave has also already gotten excellent notices. I’m hoping they make the trip to Venice if not Toronto. As of this writing, there is nothing else scheduled for that weekend either, so it will have no major competition, certainly not Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was my fear.
Given that we’ve already learned that Relativity Media is planning to campaign for awards season recognition for Machine Gun Preacher, is it too much of a stretch to imagine that MGP and Coriolanus will end up in competition? (Is anyone else getting the vapors just thinking about that possibility??)
I KNEW IT!:
“Thanks Harvey, I really appreciate it!”
“Now can we talk about a trailer??”