Image via Summit EntertainmentRian Johnson's much anticipated follow-up to Brick is on its way as crime caper The Brothers Bloom. It appears said brothers will woo an eccentric heiress into an elaborate con to swindle her out of her money.
Now, we know Johnson can do crime - Brick was a wonderfully written, intriguingly directed high-school film noir - but can he do caper? I'm going to hazard a guess and say yes, mostly because of the kitchen scenes in Brick with King Pin and his mum. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you must go and see this film!
At first look, however, brothers plus Adrien Brody makes me think of Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. I loved this film, but I hope Johnson doesn't borrow too much from the king of indie quirk, or perhaps that he doesn't suffer too much from the comparison.
Rachel Weisz is a long time girl crush of mine, and I think she'll play wide-eyed heiress really well. Mark Ruffalo and Brody together will be an interesting - if taciturn - mix. And it seems Rinko Kikuchi, who was just amazing in Babel, may be getting mute again as The Muscle:
Image via indieWIREA.K.A Bang Bang. Need I say more?!
Check out the trailer and let me know what you think:
The Brothers Bloom is slated for US release October 28th. I haven't been able to track down an Australian release date.