First Trailer for A Dangerous Method Starring Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and Viggo Mortensen
06.22.11 by Ryan
David Cronenberg's last movie to reach theaters was 2007's Eastern Promises, but the Canadian director is currently hard at work shooting an adaptation of Cosmopolis, based on the Don DeLillo novel and starring Twilight's Robert Pattinson. Cronenberg's next movie to hit theaters, however, is A Dangerous Method, based on the play The Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liasons), which, in turn, was based on the non-fiction novel A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr.
A Dangerous Method is a historical drama that enters the intellectual, and apparently sex-filled, world of psychology as explained in the movie's synopsis.
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Both men fall under Sabina's spell.
The first trailer for A Dangerous Method shows the relationship develop between Fassbender and Knightley (including some light whipping), but not as much with Mortensen and Knightley. If Mortensen's love scenes are anything like those he had in Cronenberg's A History of Violence, don't expect a peek until the red band trailer debuts.
A Dangerous Method, which premieres this August at the Venice Film Festival, will open in Europe after that. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the distribution rights to the movie last week but, so far, has not revealed a release date.