A video with a series of footages from Vietnamese director Timothy Linh Bui’s “Powder Blue” has been around for a while, but this is the first time they’ve released an official trailer for the movie, with narration and dialogue and all that other neato stuff. Check out an extremely creepy Patrick Stewart, a highly emotional (is that bad acting, or trying too hard?) Jessica Biel, and Ray Liotta skulking through the place like he’s ready to cap someone’s ass.
Several Angelenos meet on Christmas Eve through chance, tragedy and divine intervention. Swayze will play the sleazy owner of the strip club where Biel’s character dances. Redmayne will portray a mortician who falls in love with her. Kristofferson will play the head of a corporate crime organization who tries to convince his former employee (Liotta) not to seek vengeance on his former co-workers. Whitaker, who also serves as a producer on the film, will play a suicidal ex-priest. Newcomer Alejandro Romero will play a transsexual prostitute who shares an unexpected bond with the priest.
Starring Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne, Forrest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Lisa Kudrow, Patrick Swayze, Kris Kristofferson, Sanaa Lathan, and Chandler Canterbury. Directed by Timothy Linh Bui.
The film’s official site has it listed as opening in limited release (NY/LA, of course) on May 8, but your best bet to see Jessica Biel naked — er, I mean, a really heart-wrenching drama is to grab it when it hits DVD soon thereafter.
And word is, Biel will really be naked in the movie. Gosh, a stripper who actually strips? What will Hollywood think of next?