As Playlist readers are quick to point out, most English-language remakes of foreign films are often pointless. If you want to see the best, perhaps most pure, version of a film, watch the original. But yet, we live in a world where English-language remakes are still all the rage, and sometimes, just sometimes, they become something special in their own right (“The Departed,” “Magnificent Seven,” “The Birdcage,” to name a few). Well, coming soon, we have another remake that you might want to keep your eye on — “After the Wedding.”
And in the first look, we see actress Julianne Moore (no stranger to remakes herself) has stepped into the lead role in the film directed by her husband Bart Freundlich. The film is a remake of the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, that starred Mads Mikkelson, from acclaimed director Susanne Bier. The film stars Moore, along with Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup.
“After the Wedding” tells the story of a woman Isabel (Williams) who runs an orphanage in Calcutta that gets a mysterious donation from someone in the US. She ventures to America where she meets the multi-millionaire Theresa (Moore). Their lives intersect over the weekend, as Theresa’s oldest child is getting married. As the title suggests, what happens after the titular event is where the true drama begins.
There’s another first look worth mentioning. This time Screen Daily has the first official image from the upcoming film “The Burnt Orange Heresy.” That film, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, tells the story of an art critic that must steal a masterpiece in exchange for a life-changing deal. ‘Heresy’ stars Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger, and Donald Sutherland.
Neither film has any official release dates, as they’re looking for international and US distribution deals in the coming weeks.
Here are the first looks of both films: