Jude Law Is In Fine, Sleazy Form In First Dom Hemingway Trailer

By Katey Rich 2013-09-23 15:59:22discussion comments


Here in the U.S. we have quite a while to wait for Dom Hemingway, the new crime-themed comedy that has Jude law playing a lothario, but a washed up and mildly pathetic-- but still very funny!-- one. The film won't open until April 4 around here, but it's coming to theaters in the U.K.. on November 15, which means Digital Spy has debuted the first trailer, which you can watch above.

Picked up by Fox Searchlight earlier this year, Dom Hemingway stars Law as the titular character, a former safecracker released from jail but refusing to leave behind his life of crime. He's trying to get back at his former boss (played by The Heat star and Oscar nominee Demian Bichir) and teams up with his former partner (Richard E. Grant) to do it. He's also, maybe not so wisely, trying to reconnect with his daughter, who's played by Game of Thrones's Emilia Clarke. Yes, Jude Law is now old enough (42) to play the father of Khaleesi from Game of Thrones (26), because life is short and we've all aged so much since The Talented Mr. Ripley.

After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival two weeks ago Dom Hemingway earned some appreciative reviews, with Variety calling Dom "one of the the meatiest personalities in a genre known for larger-than-life types," and Twitchfilm being a little less enthusiastic but affectionate, writing "It is easy middlebrow artiness, but it mostly works if you don't expect too much of it." Truly, if Jude Law is giving a charming lead performance as he seems to be here, that's totally fine by us.

Between this and last year's Anna Karenina Law seems to be having a blast dismantling his old pretty boy reputation, and if Dom Hemingway is a hit in the U.K.. in November it could start setting the stage for his long-deserved comeback. Clarke, on the other hand, is still busy proving herself as more than the fierce, terrifying Mother of Dragons, but a crime comedy with Jude Law isn't a bad way to take that next step. We'll be waiting patiently until April to see how all these pieces fit together, but friends in the U.K., let us know in the meantime how this film turns out.
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