Jude Law strikes again! And just in case you were wondering, both he and his bottom are still in fine form, thank you very much—even if he did put on some weight for his latest role.
In Dom Hemmingway (for which he gained almost 13kg by drinking a massive amount of Coca Cola every day), Jude stars as a larger-than-life safecracker who is finally back on the streets of London after twelve years in prison. He kept his mouth shut the whole time he was locked up, so naturally, he decides it’s time to collect what he’s owed for his silence; and just as naturally, nothing goes exactly to plan. Co-starring Richard E. Grant as Dom’s best friend Dickie, Emilia Clarke as his daughter Evelyn, and Demian Bichir as the crime boss Mr. Fontaine and written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, HBO’s Girls), it looks like a hilarious, foul-mouthed, and slightly naked good time.
Check out the trailer here (although consider yourselves warned—it’s just a teeny bit NSFW):
Not going to lie: It’s really, REALLY nice to see Jude in a character role again like this again. And extra 13kg or not, he’s definitely going to shine—as will the rest of the cast, no doubt.
Don Hemmingway premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last month; it hits the UK on November 15, 2013 and the US on April 4, 2014. I know, I know—we have to wait until APRIL? Seriously? But look at it as a positive thing: Those of us on this side of the pond have something to look forward to. Right?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.
[Via The Frisky]