Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Movie Preview: Fracture

Drama, Suspense, Thriller

Gregory Hoblit of Primal Fear (1996), Fallen (1998), Frequency (2000) and Hart's War (2002)

Who's in it?
Leading role: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling
Supporting role: David Strathairn, Billy Burke, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davitz, Valerie Dillman, Cliff Curtis

What's it about?
A structural engineer, Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) murdered his wife, declined to be represented by a lawyer in court and chose to defend the case by himself.
Prosecuting him is a young and aspiring district attorney, Willy Beaucham (Ryan Gosling).
It all seems pretty straight forward for Willy, put the man behind bars in this last case of his and a job with a highly reputable law-firm awaits.
It was however not that simple as Ted the alleged murderer evades sentencing due to legal technicality.
A battle of wits between the prosecutor and the prosecuted ensues.

Do you know?
The filmmakers amended the ending of the film so as to lure the young and talented Ryan Gosling into signing up.
Anthony Hopkins was said to have personally called Ryan Gosling to convince him.
Ryan Gosling began his career as part of the Mickey Mouse Club alongside Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

When is the movie opening?
Fracture opens 19042007 in Singapore, 20042007 in USA and UK and 27042007 in Italy.

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