Peach Arch has released the trailer for Rowan Woods’ ensemble indie drama Winged Creatures. The film has a fantastic cast which includes Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsale, Jackie Earle Haley, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning, and Josh Hutcherson, but the story seems a big forced and reeks of Oscar bait. It also has a kinda low-fi Crash vibe. The story follows five traumatized people as they struggle to regain their trust in the ordinary world. The official plot synopsis follows:
“A moment of random violence erupts in an ordinary Los Angeles diner. The survivors (Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Forest Whitaker, Josh Hutcherson) find that the meanings of their lives have changed. No matter how much their families and friends (Jennifer Hudson, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Embeth Davidtz) attempt to understand, these individuals must follow their own paths to recovery seeking to regain trust in a world that now seems chaotic.A story of tragedy and hope for our times, Winged Creatures is a powerful ensemble drama that explores the notion that our lives are fleeting, like birds in flight, like winged creatures.”
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I thought Jennifer said she was talking time off to concentrate on her music? Well apparently not. The Academy Award winning actress has been cast as Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker’s daughter in Winged Creatures. The movie follows a group of strangers who form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.
Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children) is also in the film, as an abusive husband and father. The movie also stars Guy Pearce (Memento), Kate Beckinsale (The Aviator), Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds), Embeth Daviditz (Schindler’s List) and Josh Hutcherson (Bridge To Terabithia). Talk about a stacked deck. I’m betting this film will be released in December, because it sure smells like Oscar bait.
According to Hollywood WireTap, the indie drama is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
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