Jessica Chastain in Al Pacino’s Salomé/Wilde Salomé

The Playlist posted pictures from the trailer and the trailer, which apparently will only screen in the UK. The film Salomé was shown in Venice in 2011 but is just now getting released. From the website:

“Salomé: At a birthday feast for King Herod (Al Pacino), his stepdaughter, princess Salome (Jessica Chastain) discovers the imprisoned John the Baptist and is immediately infatuated with him. Rebuffed by the prisoner, Salome entices her lecherous stepfather with the promise of completing the erotic Dance of the Seven Veils, if the King will grant her one wish. Herod agrees to any wish in order to have his desire sated. Following the dance, Salome demands the head of John the Baptist. Herod offers her anything but that, and Salome stubbornly refuses to change her wish. Realising his attempt to change her mind is futile, Herod reluctantly orders the beheading and shortly thereafter orders the death of his stepdaughter.

Wilde Salomé: In this unique documentary, Director/star Al Pacino takes us on a personal journey as he unravels and re-interprets Oscar Wilde’s once banned and most controversial work SALOME, a scintillating tale of lust, greed and one woman’s scorn. Using a mix of documentary, fiction and improvisation, the viewer gets a rare look inside the mind of one our greatest (and most unique) actors.”

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7 Comments on this Post

  1. Jessica Chastain is larger than life itself at the moment {and maybe has been for a couple of years now}. And Al Pacino is doing what he truly loves here {a la Looking for Richard}. My wife is going to love this!

  2. Eoin Daly

    It will be great to see the first film performance by Chastain and while she is not going to be on True Detective her upcoming film roles are all so unique and she just proves training works and many have said this before and I will say it again Chastain is the actress I see fitting into the Streep mode.

  3. “Wilde Salomé” was shown in Venice, the movie “Salomé” was never shown before.

  4. Hate to start the comments section with an OT…

    but OT: Boyhood sits at 100 on Metacritic with 46 reviews, 37 of them are perfect 100s. I’m not sure but I thought 12 Years a Slave had the most 100s before at 34 perfect reviews out of 48 total. I think Boyhood is now the best reviewed movie on that site, or at least the one with the most perfect scores.

  5. Whoops, guess I wasn’t the 1st! Should’ve scrolled up…

  6. JJ Jones

    Woah

  1. […] Speaking of, here’s the trailer for the film (via Awards Daily): […]

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