If you often think to yourself “man, I wish my crime-thrillers had a bit more whimsy,” then Geoffrey Fletcher‘s newest film, Violet & Daisy, might just be for you. Because Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan don’t seem to be f**king around in this entirely curious, but all together fascinating-looking film.
A far cry from the one that won him Oscar gold, Precious, the trailer for Violet & Daisy shows a movie that’s not at all what you would anticipate upon first glance. Seemingly part young adult novel, part crime drama, with a dash of whimsy thrown in for good measure, Fletcher has definitely not written another story about a can-her-life-get-more-depressing girl from 1980s Harlem.
It’s hard to know what Violet & Daisy will ultimately be about given its trailer, but it’s safe to say that there’s more going on beneath the surface than two teen assassins accepting a job that goes horribly awry. Upon further inspection, there seems to be a curious character-driven story hidden amongst the visual interest and symbolism of whatever it was we just saw. Also starring James Gandolfini as the girls’ “target,” Danny Trejo as their client Russ, and the insanely talented but criminally under-appreciated Tatiana Maslany (from BBC America’s similarly-trippy Orphan Black) as April, Violet & Daisy looks like it could end up being one to watch in 2013. Don’t believe us? Check out the trailer below and decide for yourself.
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