Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 by Russ Fischer
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been eyeing the UK thriller 44 Inch Chest for some time, in part because it’s written by the lads behind Sexy Beast (Louis Mellis and David Scinto) and in part because it has a pheomenal cast: Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Ian McShane and Tom Wilkinson, for starters. Now there’s a trailer, and it suggests that getting revenge may not be as easy as we’d like.
Twitch pointed me to this initially, so hats off to them. This is a good complement to those odd character videos I posted the other day and obviously, as a trailer, it gives a much better idea of what’s going on in the film.
Basically, Ray Winstone’s wife tries to leave him after falling for another guy, and he’s none too happy about it. So he calls in a few friendly heavy hitters (well, friendly to him) and they hatch a plan to kidnap and perhaps kill the bloke. But it doesn’t go down as easy as all that, and by the end of the trailer it looks like Winstone is having a rough time with the situation. Love to see him twisting in the wind like that. I get the idea there’s a bit more story than what the trailer gives away, so don’t worry too much about being spoiled.
By the way, there’s one more of those little promo videos to go with the Wilkinson and McShane ones I posted a few days ago. This one features John Hurt, and it’s bloody fantastic. He just twists words around in his mouth and spits them right out. Just when I thought the Ian McShane one would be the killer, Hurt comes along and owns. The trailer is embedded first, then Hurt’s piece.