What do you get when you cast two great actors in a simple rom-com plotline with witty banter? Well, let’s be honest, sometimes you get a lifeless, listless movie. However, if you’re talking about highly accomplished and talented actors like Juliette Binoche and Clive Owens you just might produce a fun, captivating, romantic comedy. You be the judge, but this looks to be the case in the new trailer released today by Roadside Attractions.
The storyline, based on IMDB, is about an art instructor and an English teacher who form a rivalry that results in a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. For fans of the actors it will be enjoyable watching Owens, who plays a surly English teacher, attempt to seduce a sultry, but damaged art teacher in Binoche. In the trailer, the pair are seen butting heads, flirting and exchanging barbs like, “Words are lies!”
The film was directed by Fred Schepisi, who is best known for ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ and ‘Roxanne’, from a script written by Gerald Dipego (Angel Eyes, Phenomenon). It was produced by Curtis Burch and Gerald Dipego, and also stars Keegan Connor Tracy, Amy Brenneman and Bruce Davison.
‘Words and Pictures’ will arrive in U.S. theaters on May 23rd for a limited release.