Photo Credit: Annapurna Productions
Remember this film? For all we know it was supposed to release late last year following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The film got pelted with tomatoes by critics at the film festival, so I guess the producers had seconds thoughts on a wider release. I have a feeling they re-shot a lot of scenes & will take another stab at slamming theaters later this summer. With Mickey Rourke & Bill Murray, you’d think it would have a decent chance at success, but I guess Megan Fox is slowly transforming into a poison pill when it comes to busting out successful films.
For those of you who don’t know much, here’s the synopsis:
Nate (Mickey Rourke), a small-time jazz musician, is clearly a hard-luck case. Caught trying to break into a car, he is taken off into the desert where his assailant puts a gun to his head. Game over? Not quite. Stumbling into a circus pitched amidst the vast expanses of the southwest desert, Nate finds himself drawn to the exotic beauty of Lily (Megan Fox), the Bird Woman. Lily is cold and dismissive; socializing with customers is not her scene. But it dawns on her that this gentle giant may well be her way out of a life of eccentric exposition. Nate is protective and understanding, and to him her aquiline beauty is a magic part of her uniqueness. As their bond deepens, Nate finds that his dreams of bliss are about to be thwarted by Happy Shannon (Bill Murray), a cucumber-cool businessman with deep pockets and an eye for the bizarre. [Source]
Here’s some red carpet footage from last year’s Toronto Film Festival: