It should come as no surprise that Dustin Hoffman would eventually step
behind the camera. After all, he’s an actor noted for depth,
intelligence and an intuitiveness perfectly suited to working with
others in order to bring the best out of them.
Writer-director Andrés Muscietti teams up with co-writer Neil Cross to
expand his 2008 short about a pair of young sisters (Megan Charpentier
and Isabelle Nélisse) found in a cabin in the woods after five years,
who get placed into the custody of an uncle (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and
his wife (Jessica Chastain).
After a brief postponement from the fall — to edit a violent sequence in a movie theater — Gangster Squad, the 1940s and ’50s crime thriller from Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less)
seeks a hostile takeover of the weekend box office.
The story of a family, with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts
as the parents, that ends up separated during a tsunami. Their struggle
to survive and reunite gets a thrillingly dramatic treatment in the
hands of Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage).