Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Last time we checked in on The Two Faces of January, the film didn’t have a US release date set. There was reason to hope for one, as the film stars Viggo Mordetensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac in an adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley).
This Two Faces of January trailer starts off a bit different than the last one — it introduces Mortensen and Dunst as an American couple abroad, and shows how they get into trouble when the past catches up with them. And then Oscar Isaac steps in to help, and things start to get complicated. Knowing Highsmith’s plots, there will be more twists than the ones promises here. Watch below!
Both trailers use a lot of the same footage, but this one is better — it is more unsettling and more ominous, and scored with much more attention-getting music. And the question, of course, is who Viggo is addressing when he utters that “real criminal” line. Is it Oscar Issac, or contrary to our headline assumption, perhaps Kirsten Dunst?
The Two Faces of January hits VOD and digital platforms on August 28, and opens in US theaters on September 26. Apple has the trailer.
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In 1962, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Oscar 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.