EuropaCorp has released a new trailer for Luc Besson’s Oscar bait “The Lady”, starring David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, and Michelle Yeoh as the real-life Aung San Suu Kyi. If you’re like me, you’ll be sitting through the film’s 2-hour-plus running time waiting for Yeoh to suddenly hop into the air and double kick some fools. They’ll never see it coming! Alas, I don’t think that’s going to happen. Oh well. On the bright side, this could very well be the pinnacle of Michelle Yeoh’s career. Good for her, I say, she definitely deserves it.
THE LADY is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. THE LADY was written over a period of three years by Rebecca Frayn. Interviews with key figures in Aung San Suu Kyi’s entourage enabled her to reconstruct for the first time the true story of Burma’s national heroine.
The film has already opened overseas, but will be coming Stateside April 13, 2012.