The line-up for the Edinburgh International Film Festival has been announced with a few reasonably big hitters to join in the fun, including Steven Soderbergh and the world premiere of Shane Meadows’ new film, Le Donk.
The latter, which stars Paddy Considine, with whom Meadows worked on Dead Man’s Shoes, is being heavily anticipated given the reuniting of the two and the brilliance of Meadows’ last two films, This is England and Somers Town.
Mendes’ film comes from a script by Dave Eggers and The Believer-founder Vendela Vida and follows the travails of newly-pregnant couple John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph.
The festival is to be closed by Adam, a romantic drama from Max Meyer following the burgeoning relationship between a man with asberger’s syndrome and a young lady, the latter played by Damages’ Rose Byrne.
The announcements also notes some interesting in-depth interviews to take place, including ones with Darren Aronofsky, Joe Dante and Local Hero-director Bill Forsyth.
The trailer has arrived for Away We Go, the new film from Sam Mendes starring The Office’s John Krasinksi and Maya Rudolph, incidentally, not of the Office. It follows a young married couple, played by the aforementioned, who travel around the US seeking a place to raise their first-born prior to its birth. On the journey, the two encounter their respective, likely eccentric but overally loving families It’s written by the genius Dave Eggers alongside Vendela Vida.
Its looks pretty interesting and any Mendes project should evoke at least some excitement. Yes, Revolutionary Road was oppressively depressing, but he still drew some good performances out of his cast and maybe could do the same with Krasinski, a man filled with man-crushability who has yet to really step out of the shadow of adoreableness his hangdog expression encapsulates. Check it out below.