Amid other more high profile projects with major studio backing and loud ass campaigning, The Painted Veil starring Naomi Watts and Edward Norton has been almost largely ignored. And it’s a shame. Because if the film stays true to Somerset Maugham, it should not disappoint. And given that these two actors don’t normally stray too far from excellent, the lofty expectations are certainly well deserved.
First of all, the trailer is stunning, bursting with colour and character, even in the short clip, their chemistry is palpable. And Edward’s voice – at first cold and creepy and detached, building to a hot kiss by the end…f&ck. I might have to put him back on the Freebie Five.
Anyway, check out a few shots from the pages of BlackBook. Obviously an ode to Marilyn with a little prom portrait thrown in for good measure.
But don’t they look fantastic together? Click here for the trailer
PS. I pray for the day Naomi and Nicole are nominated in the same year and Naomi kicks her ass. Heaven.