Seriously, how creepy is this trailer for David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”? It creeps me out, right down to Brad Pitt’s awful Southern accent. For sure, this thing looks endlessly fascinating, one of those movies you’re guaranteed to be spellbound by the entire time while you’re watching it, squirming in your seat, and wondering where it’ll go next, and knowing that it’s destined for some sad, tragic ending. The trailer was previously posted on YouTube last month, but got pulled. This time it’s an official release, so no pully from studioy.
“I was born under unusual circumstances.” And so begins “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: A man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, “Benjamin Button,” is a grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, and Jason Flemyng. David Fincher directs from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
In theaters December 19.
Higher res versions of the same trailer can be found here.