I just filled the gallery with candids of Johnny filming The Tourist along with some promo stills and a poster:
[x004] The Tourist – Promotional Stills
[x001] The Tourist – Posters
[x032] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist – March 1st 2010
[x028] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist at Mercato Rialto – March 15th 2010
[x034] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist – March 16th 2010
[x042] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist at Piazzale della Stazione – March 17th 2010
[x012] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist – April 21st 2010
[x017] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist – April 23rd 2010
[x004] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist – April 26th 2010
[x014] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist – April 28th 2010
[x082] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist – April 30th 2010
[x071] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist – May 10th 2010
[x054] The Tourist – On Set of The Tourist – May 13th 2010
Now that “The Tourist” has an official release date, December 10, 2010, I thought it would be appropriate to introduce the real leading man of the film: Paul Bettany. Or have him introduce himself, rather.
When I caught up with the entirely too likable actor at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss “Priest,” Bettany deftly avoided revealing any actual details about his character in the film.
“I can’t tell you anything!” he said. Instead, he presented his co-stars as “unknowns,” (Johnny Depp plays an American tourist abroad who becomes involved with an Interpol agent, played by Angelina Jolie), and revealed who he fell in love with while making the film.
“‘The Tourist,’ with two unknown actors called Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie,” Bettany joked when asked to comment on the film. “[That] little indie movie… I think it was the first Paul Bettany movie they had ever been in and they were a little nervous.”
“I sort of fell massively in love with Johnny Depp, who’s just one of the sweetest, funniest human beings you can possibly imagine,” he added. “It’s so nice when you meet one of those people who make that much f–king cash, that you kind of go, ‘I’m really glad it happened to you.’ It’s awesome.”
Sooo… not much actual news from Bettany other than he has a crush – which makes me think he plays the villain. Still, it’s good to know!
Rumored to hit in December earlier this year, it looks like Sony/Columbia have indeed slotted Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck’s “The Tourist” for a December 10 bow.
A romantic spy drama based on the 2005 French film “Anthony Zimmer,” this U.S. version (directed by Von Donnersmarck (a German and the same man behind “The Lives Of Others”) follows a bumbling American tourist (Depp) as he finds himself romantically involved with an international spy (Jolie) in what sounds very much in the vein of a Hitchcockian tale, but likely isn’t the case (it’s a fun little story, but isn’t all that meaty). Some sites will tell you that this means “The Tourist” is chasing an Oscar bid, but clearly they haven’t read the script. While not bad by any means, certainly enjoyable, and the version that will hit the screen is probably less fluffy than the version we read, Sony’s move is probably more akin to Warner Bros. placing “Sherlock Holmes” in December last year. The holiday season has become the new tentpole month and “The Tourist” should be engaging, but escapist entertainment that does well at the box-office, but is unlikely to pull in any Academy statuettes. Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff, Paul Bettany and Rufus Sewell co-star in the pic which shot in Venice earlier this year.
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