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From the first shot of this first trailer for Geoffrey Fletcher's Violet & Daisy, which features James Gandolfini framed in a cross-hair and voice-over by Alexis Bledel, I knew we were in for something visually interesting, but I did not see things going off the handle like they did in the last half. What's up with the flight attendants dancing in the wreckage? Where is the silhouetted woman standing when that fleet of planes flies over head? This certainly doesn't look like your run of the mill teenage girl assassin thriller.
We've been following the development of this film since September of 2010, so you know it's taken the long path to a theatrical release. Violet & Daisy actually premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival back in 2011, but spent all of last year touring around other international festivals. Now, however, the movie has been picked up by Cinedigm Entertainment Group, who have given it a June 7th release date. This puts it against Shawn Levy's The Internship and smaller summer releases like Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing and The Purge, but is only one weekend away from Man of Steel and This Is the End. So if it's going to make any money, it needs to do it in its first couple of days in theaters.
In addition to the trailer, Yahoo! has also released a new poster for the movie, which you can see below.
Violet & Daisy stars Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan as the titular characters, two expert teenage assassins who find themselves in trouble when they go after an abnormal target (James Gandolfini). The film is Fletcher's directorial debut, though you may know him as the Oscar winning writer of Lee Daniels' Precious.