For those of you dying for even the slightest glimpse of Steven Soderbergh’s “Che,” JoBlo.com has surfaced a bootleg, flickery, unsubtitled Spanish-language trailer for “The Argentine,” the first half of the four-hour film, here. The trailer, as trailers are wont to, siphons off only the most dramatic and actiony scenes, making the film look far more romantically revolutionary than it actually plays out. As Gregg Goldstein at the Hollywood Reporter wrote today, the $65 million film remains without a US distributor:
Soderbergh wants to release the two-part, four-hour-plus film as one movie in limited December openings. He’d then like to release the first part in January and the second in February. Soderbergh has cut five to seven minutes from each half, but a potential distributor who suggested one three-hour cut was ruled out immediately.
My review from Cannes is here.
Also up, a trailer for Barry Levinson’s “What Just Happened” (the question mark seems to have gone away) here. Levinson’s star-laden Hollywood satire (one of the major plot points involves a fat, bearded Bruce Willis as his fat, bearded self) was the closing night film at Cannes and had a hotly anticipated premiere at Sundance, but failed to generate much enthusiasm or a sale. Production company 2929 Entertainment finally decided to release the film via its own distribution company, Magnolia, much like what was announced today with “Two Lovers.” “What Just Happened” will open October 3rd.
And a trailer here for “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” from “Raising Victor Vargas” director Peter Sollett. Michael Cera, once again, in indie rock high school love — can you bear it? The film’s set to premiere at Toronto before opening in theaters, also on October 3rd.
[Photo: “The Argentine,” Laura Bickford Productions, Morena Films, Section Eight, et al., 2008]