Director John Curran is all over the map. Of his previous films, I’ve only seen The Painted Veil but that period drama is night and day from his new film Stone, a drama starring Edward Norton, Robert De Niro and Milla Jovovich.
Adapted by Angus MacLachlan (of Junebug fame) from his own play, it’s the story of a convict (Norton) who tries to manipulate his parole officer (De Niro) by using his wife (Jovovich). Admitedly, had I read this synopsis with no names attached, I would have passed it over but with Norton on board and Curran behind the camera, this is a must see.
I liked Curran and Norton’s previous colaboration and am willing to give this the benefit of the doubt. I only hope the film is better than this trailer suggests otherwise, it’s going to be a long and painful watch.
Stone is scheduled for release sometime next year.