Want a film to keep your eye out for? How about one based on a Graham Greene novel, with a killer cast and intriguing plot? Cinematical has just received this excellent, exclusive clip for screenwriter Rowan Joffe's (The American) directorial debut, Brighton Rock -- one of the Toronto International Film Festival's most buzzed-about 2010 features.
The film pushes Greene's action forward to 1964 Britain, "the year the Mods and the Rockers were rioting across the South Coast," and the "era of the great British gangster." Sam Riley -- who was downright stunning as Ian Curtis in Control -- stars as Pinkie, a kid "hell-bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime." When an innocent waitress (Andrea Riseborough) finds evidence that links him to a revenge killing, he seduces her to keep her silent. Two older friends, played by Helen Mirren and John Hurt, try to save Rose from Pinkie, and in the clip after the jump, Mirren's Ida pays Rose a visit to try and convince her to go to the police. Obviously, Mirren is wonderful in just about everything she does, and if this clip doesn't intrigue you into catching the film, you've got excellent willpower, and just maybe a heart of stone. Hit the jump and check it out for yourself.
The TIFF premiere is this Monday, September 13 at the Winter Garden Theatre at 8 PM. A second screening will be held Wednesday, September 15 at AMC 6 at 3 PM.