Here are a few promo photos spotted at the American Film Market recently for the films The Beaver, Source Code and Larry Crowne. Out of these three films, Source Code is the one I'm most excited for. But of course I'm interested to see how Mel Gibson's The Beaver will do at the box office after his latest problem.
The Beaver was directed by Jodie Foster and stars Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster.
Gibson plays a depressed man who finds solace in wearing a beaver hand-puppet. Jodie Foster will play the role of the man's wife.
Source Code was directed by Dunacn Jones and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright.
Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes with a jolt to find himself on a commuter train heading into Chicago. Although the other passengers all seem to know him, he has absolutely no idea where--or even who--he is. The last thing Colter remembers is flying a helicopter mission in Iraq, but here he is in someone else's life going through someone else's morning commute. Before he can do anything, an express train zooms by on the opposite track and a bomb explodes, seemingly killing Colter and all the other passengers.
Colter comes to in an isolation chamber, strapped to a seat, and wearing his military flight suite. He still has no idea what's happening, except that he's being spoken to by mission controller (Vera Farmiga), who calmly recites a series of memory questions to which Colter is shocked to realize he knows the answers. He learns he's part of an operation called "Beleaguered Castle,' but before he can progress any further, Goodwin starts up the machinery and suddenly... Colter is back on the train, at exactly the same time he first appeared there, once again speeding through Chicago with the same group of commuters. Colter figures he's in some kind of simulation exercise, with his task being to find the bomber onboard the train before it goes off again. Living the explosion over and over, Colter must uncover the identity of the bomber, while also figuring out what the alternative universe of "Beleaguered Castle" is. Adding to the puzzle, Colter uses the second chance opportunities to make peace with his father, and to find romance with a fellow passenger on the train.
Larry Crowne was directed by Tom Hanks, and stars Hanks, Julia Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Bryan Cranston, George Takei, Peter Scolari, Rita Wilson, Rob Riggle, Wilmer Valderrama and Pam Grier.
Hanks plays a man forced to reinvent himself and find a new career as he navigates the second act of his life.