Buzz is starting to swirl around Babel, which debuts next Tuesday at Cannes. The film, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams) and scripted by Guillermo Ariagga, stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and Gael Garcia Bernal, tells the stories of four characters linked by a single act of violence. If you've seen Innaritu's previous films, perhaps kinda know what to expect, and if you haven't, well, for shame, and hie thee to the nearest video rental facility. Jeff Well's over at Hollywood Elsewhere is either much,. much more important than us, or really well connected, or just damn lucky, because the man always gets access to the coolest scripts way before the rest of us mere mortals. So, natch, he's seen an early copy of the script for Babel, and he's quite positive about it.
Wells has a really good interview up with Innaritu on his site. Unfortunately, he didn't get to preview the film as part of the deal (apparently even his charisma has it's limits), but the interview is well worth a read. Check it out.