At long (long, long) last, All the King's Men is due to hit theaters this September, and Columbia has finally made the trailer available in a watchable format (as opposed to the tiny, jittery option that made the rounds last spring).

Though the massive delay (you may recall it was due for release last December, but was pulled because it allegedly wasn't done) in getting this one into theaters -- not to mention the shift from a "We Want Oscars!" December slot to the new "Please Don't look At Us" September date -- makes me deeply suspicious about its quality, I gotta say that I really like the trailer. Sean Penn (sporting his We're No Angels haircut, and looking impossibly young) is working the charisma like we haven't seen from him in a while, Anthony Hopkins is nice and calm for a change, and Jude Law is, well, his normal pretty self. And he's reviving the drawl that worked so well for him in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which is unlikely to be a bad thing. I have to admit, though, that I've never read the Robert Penn Warren novel on which this film is based, so I'm not equipped to comment on its fidelity to its source. What do you guys think?

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