Ahead of its Berlin Film Festival debut tomorrow, today brings the first trailer for the directorial debut of Hossein Amini, the screenwriter behind Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive. The Two Faces of January finds the talent returning to thriller territory in a story centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer.
Led by Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac, the source material comes from a novel by Patricia Highsmith, the author behind The Talented Mr. Ripley and this looks to be a strong drama in the same vein. Also starring David Warshofsky, Daisy Bevan and Aleifer Prometheus, check out the trailer below (via Empire).
Kirsten next project, Two Faces of January, will premiere next month at the Berlin Film Festival. The film is the directorial debut of “Drive” writer Hossein Amini, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith, scored by Alberto Iglesias and starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Chech the synopsis below:
1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic CHESTER MACFARLAND (Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife COLETTE (Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter RYDAL (Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette’s beauty and impressed by Chester’s wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner.
However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester’s affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the body of a seemingly unconscious man who he claims attacked him. In the moment, Rydal agrees but as events take a more sinister turn he finds himself compromised and unable to pull himself free. His increasing infatuation with the vulnerable and responsive Colette gives rise to Chester’s jealousy and paranoia, leading to a tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men. Their journey takes them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.
The Berlinale runs from 06 to 16 February, 2014. Check some production stills that has been released:
Film Productions > Two Faces of January (2013) > Stills
L’Oreal published on their official Youtube account some interviews with Kiki, and also a behind-the-scenes of the photoshoot she did on October 29th last year. I made screen captures of the video, you can see in our gallery, and you can watch the videos below.
As you can see, we have a beautiful new theme here (and a perfect matching one at the gallery) made by the very talented Ray from Oh My Morning. It features one of my favorite photoshoots ever, that Kiki did to Vs. Magazine back in 2011.
Updates are coming as we speek, so check back later for more!
The January 10 issue of Entertainment Weekly has a first look of Kiki on Portlandia, the IFC show that will return next February 27 and which Kiki is going to guest star. Thans to Claudia for sending in scans, which you can find in the gallery.
Kirsten Dunst has been named the first L’Oréal Professionnel spokesperson. The actress will front the launches of Wild Stylers from Tecni.Art, Beach Waves and Absolut Repair Lipidium in 2014.
“I feel very close to L’Oréal Professionnel. The brand is strongly connected to fashion, and I admire its commitment to innovation, constantly creating new professional services and products to achieve the most on-trend styles.”
Anne-Laure Lecerf, international managing director of L’Oréal Professionnel, praised Dunst’s “timeless beauty,” adding, “She has a strong personality and makes her own choices. Her great professionalism and commitment to excellence make Kirsten one of the [most] talented actresses I have ever met. She has the perfect attributes to embody the new values of L’Oréal Professionnel.”