First Poster For Deadfall Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde And Charlie Hunnam

By Jesse Carp 2012-06-14 04:43:16discussion comments
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Stefan Ruzowitzky, the former music video and commercial director, won the 2007 Best Foreign Language Oscar for The Counterfeiters, an adaptation of Adolf Burger's memoir about surviving the Holocaust by taking part in Operation Bernhard. And after making the German children's film Lilly the Witch: The Dragon and the Magic Book, the Austrian filmmaker finally did what most foreign language Academy Award winners do: make a film with American stars.

Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam star in Ruzowitzky's new thriller called Deadfall and EW's PopWatch debuted the first poster. Take a look...



Deadfall screened at Tribecca and even though we didn't review it, Perri did catch up with director Stefan Ruzowitzky for an interview. The movie is about the aftermath of a botched casino robbery by sibling criminals Addison (Bana) and Liza (Wilde). Forced to flee into the cold Canadian wilderness, the brother and sister split up with Liza stumbling across Jay, himself an ex-con and boxer, (Hunnam) on his way to spend Thanksgiving with mom (Sissy Spacek, awesome) and pop (Kris Kristofferson, more awesome). Oh, and pop just happens to be a retired Sheriff so things might not go smoothly when Bana's big bad Addison comes looking for his sister and, I'm guessing, the take from the casino. Happy holidays!

As for the poster, it's pretty striking. I like how it's divided in the center (and would probably look great as two separate lobby cards), automatically hinting at the inevitable conflict between Bana and the other two stars. Hunnam looks pissed! Also, the way Wilde is positioned, not to mention her shifty eyes, suggests that her intentions are still ambiguous. It kind of looks like Bana walked right from the set of Hanna and into this poster but since I love him in Joe Wright's action fairytale I suppose I shouldn't complain. On top of the characters butting heads, the poster obviously also showcases the icy and unforgiving setting, making me instantly think of Joe Carnahan's The Grey, a great flick from early this year. I bet we get a trailer pretty soon.

Deadfall first premieres 'On Demand' November 2 before opening in theaters on December 7, 2012.
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