Trailer Addict has a clip of a press conference held during the Berlin International Film Festival for Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus. The film made an impressive debut at the Berlinale and there’s been strong buzz about it since. The clip includes footage from the film. The Berlinale was in February. FEBRUARY! So how am I just now finding out about this footage?!
For anyone who does not know, Coriolanus is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play of the same name. With a screenplay by John Logan (The Last Samurai, The Hurt Locker) it marks Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut and has a cast that would make angels weep including Fiennes himself, the luminous Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbit and some guy named Gerard Butler.
Lord knows I’ve been chomping at the bit, foaming at the mouth and twitching on the sidewalk waiting for news on this film for months, at least since it was announced that The Weinstein Company had picked it up for US distribution, and in particular when we could expect a trailer. In response to a direct question from someone on Twitter, another of the film’s distributor’s, D Films, yesterday said that a trailer would be arriving "any day now".
It would seem a little coincidental that I discover this clip the same day I see that tweet, until I saw that it was posted on Trailer Addict’s site in February! I didn’t even discover it! It was sent to me in a Google alert. Today! What. The. Hell. Am I just that late to the party? (I find that difficult to believe.) Have I, in my excitement and thirst for something new, forgotten that I already saw this footage? While that is entirely possible, given my misspent youth, I don’t think so.
At this point, I don’t care. I’ll take it. I’m going to gorge on it until we get that trailer. C’mon Harvey! *taps vein* I neeeeeed it!