Bang Baby Bang
Here’s a synopsis you don’t see everyday:
A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.
The newest film by Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. There have been other previews out for a while now – it was originally scheduled to be released for the last awards season, but got pushed back a year – but this new trailer gives a little different look at the tone of the film.
Last year, Jon Stewart took an extended break from The Daily Show to direct this film. He also wrote the script based on the memoir, Then They Came For Me, by journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal). According to Wikipedia…
Bahari’s imprisonment is connected to an interview he conducted on The Daily Show in 2009; the authorities presented the interview as evidence that he was in communication with an American spy.
This dark take on corruption in Russia is considered a heavyweight for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. (Sadly, it’s not about a mythological giant sea-monster.)