The first photos from Akiva Goldman's feature directorial debut, Winter's Tale, have arrived online. Goldsman has worked as a writer and producer on such films as A Beautiful Mind, I, Robot, and I am Legend.
Mark Helperin wrote the novel the film is based on. The romantic fantasy tells the story of "a thief named Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) who breaks into a seemingly empty mansion in Victorian-era New York City. Once inside, he’s surprised to meet and fall for Beverly Penn (Downton Abbey‘s Jessica Brown Findlay), the dying young woman cloistered within. Russell Crowe also stars, as a criminal boss named Pearly Soames who has it in for Peter."
New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake—orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man who, because of a love which at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead.
The supporting cast includes, Matt Bomer, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, and Kevin Corrigan. Will Smith may appear in a small role. Check out the pictures below:
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