Trailer Blazer: 'Infamous'

92412__infamous_lIt’s almost impossible to view the trailer for the upcoming biopic Infamous (thanks to Movie City News for the heads up) without comparing it to last year’s awards-magnet Capote, which landed a Best Actor Oscar for Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role. Yet while Infamous doesn’t appear to be aiming for the same pitch-black places as its predecessor, its candy colored trailer certainly showcases an eclectic cast, including EW’s current coverboy Daniel Craig, plus Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sigourney Weaver, Isabella Rossellini, Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels, and Lee Pace. That’s a lot of star wattage for one flick, but if Toby Jones can shine through it all as a gossipy, eccentric Truman Capote, who knows, maybe we’ll see back-to-back Oscar nods for two different portrayals of the same real-life character.

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  • Gretchen Weiners

    This looks like a bad parody of Capote. I thought Capote was incredible, as was PSH as Truman Capote. Am I missing something? They seem like the exact same movie…

  • Shayan Javed

    I’m not sure whether I want to see this movie, especially after the brilliant work by PSH and Catherine Keener. The premise of both these movies seems to be the same, and although I like Daniel Craig he does seem a bit too ‘buff’ in the role.
    Then again, it does have Hope Davis, who is such an underrated actress.

  • Sven

    The last Capote did not interest me, but this one has more appeal; especially after seeing the trailer.

  • Jack Fear

    File under “Things Which have No Reason To Exist” (see also: Gus Van Sant’s “Psycho”).

  • Roxanne

    I don’t know who Toby Jones is, but it’s obvious from the trailer that he lacks Philip Seymour Hoffman’s subtlety in his portrayal of Capote. CAPOTE was wonderfully done, focused, well-written, and brilliantly acted. This looks like its just all over the place. Unless I hear otherwise from people I know who knew Capote himself, I’ll skip.

  • Sven

    Toby Jones is to date best known as the voice of Darby (house elf) in the Harry Potter series.

  • kinglouieXVIII

    What’s up with Sandra Bullock lately? Ever since THE LAKEHOUSE, she be lookin’ rough!

  • paige

    I didnt like Capote and I’m sure I wont like this eiter… Sandra Bullock doesnt help things either for me.

  • Ed

    In Hollywoood, rough looking = oscar nod or win.
    Sandra Bolluck is too out of the loop in Hollywood for me. I keep getting the impression that she thinks she’s above everyone who uses Hollywood as escapism including movie fans.
    Sandra, you’re part of the problem, don’t act like you’re not responsible. You and Julia think that you’re above everyone else in Hollywood – you’re not!

  • dma69

    I don’t know about this version. CAPOTE was beautifully acted, beautifully written, & beautifully directed. Also there were no huge, HUGE stars that distracted the film. The actors in CAPOTE (especially PSH, who definitely earned that Oscar, and Catherine Keener) disappeared into their roles. The actors in INFAMOUS, especially Sandra Bullock, look like they’re playing dress-up. Toby Jones does look like Truman Capote, but he’s gonna have really big shoes to fill. Not just Capote’s, but PSH’s as well.

  • Rebecca B.

    Hmm, this is like 1998 and the year of Elizabeth I (Elizabeth vs. Shakespeare in Love).
    Since an award for the role of Truman Capote has already been given, I doubt Hollywood would give another one. (Unless, somehow, Jones is nominated for Supporting Actor?)

  • BillinSeattle

    You folks are a bit quick to judge. Jones is a terrific actor (HBO’s Elizabeth, London stage, etc.) and McGrath is no slouch as a director and writer (Bullet’s Over Broadway, Emma, etc. etc.). These projects were forming at the same time and i believe INFAMOUS was actually started prior to CAPOTE. It may well be that Jones’ protrayal will blow us away. It didn’t hurt Sir Ben that he was a dead ringer for the Mahatma. I look forward to this film.

  • BillinSeattle

    You folks are a bit quick to judge. Jones is a terrific actor (HBO’s Elizabeth, London stage, etc.) and McGrath is no slouch as a director and writer (Bullet’s Over Broadway, Emma, etc. etc.). These projects were forming at the same time and i believe INFAMOUS was actually started prior to CAPOTE. It may well be that Jones’ protrayal will blow us away. It didn’t hurt Sir Ben that he was a dead ringer for the Mahatma. I look forward to this film.

  • Jonathan

    thats the exact same story as ‘Capote’ just told with different actors.

  • Jonathan

    and Sven, its Dobby not Darby.

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