May 29, 2008
A teaser trailer has appeared for the John Brousek produced 1920’s period movie, The Tender Hook, directed by Jonathan Ogilvie. It stars Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne and Matt Le Nevez and it looks rather good. I can dig Weaving as a nasty 20’s gangster, Byrne as a flapper and Nevez as a boxer. Its good to see ambitious period pieces being made again here in Australia, like “Australia” and this new film.
It seems the 1920’s is cool again too, with this film, David Fincher’s F.Scott Fitzgerald adaptation “Benjamin Button” with Bard Pitt and Cate Blanchett and my own Fitzgerald interpretation, “The Beautiful and Damned”, a modern adaptation with Ross Ditcham, Kristen Condon, Norman Yemm, John Brumpton, Paul Moder and many others, all due this year.
Here is the The Tender Hook trailer.