Trailer for Passion Play Starring Megan Fox and Mickey Rourke
04.13.11 by BrentJS
After some initial hype centered around the pairing of hottie actress Megan Fox with Academy Award–nominated comeback kid Mickey Rourke, writer-director Mitch Glazer's Passion Play failed to impress when it debuted at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Even so, Image Entertainment picked up distribution rights and the movie will get a theatrical release on May 6th — albeit a limited run in New York and Los Angeles only — before going to the home video market on May 31st.
The theatrical poster for the movie was released a couple weeks ago, and now a trailer for Passion Play is finally online so you can judge for yourself whether this is a "must" or a "bust."
Here's the synopsis of the movie:
Nate (Rourke), a small-time jazz musician, is clearly a hard-luck case. Caught trying to break into a car, he is taken off into the desert where his assailant puts a gun to his head. Game over? Not quite. Stumbling into a circus pitched amidst the vast expanses of the southwest desert, Nate finds himself drawn to the exotic beauty of Lily (Fox), the Bird Woman. Lily is cold and dismissive; socializing with customers is not her scene. But it dawns on her that this gentle giant may well be her way out of a life of eccentric exposition. Nate is protective and understanding, and to him her aquiline beauty is a magic part of her uniqueness. As their bond deepens, Nate finds that his dreams of bliss are about to be thwarted by Happy Shannon (Bill Murray), a cucumber-cool businessman with deep pockets and an eye for the bizarre.
On a side note, the last time we checked Mickey Rourke is not an Academy Award-winner as it lists in the trailer. Wishful thinking, perhaps?