Easy Virtue is the second adaptation of a play by Noël Coward (Brief Encounter) following a 1928 silent film by Alfred Hitchock (Rear Window, which Disturbia is getting sued about) regarded as one of the legendary director’s least interesting works.
The movie is helmed by the infrequent Australian director Stephan Elliot (Eye Of The Beholder) and stars Jessica Biel (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry), Ben Barnes (The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian), Kristin Scott Thomas (The Other Boleyn Girl) and Colin Firth (Mamma Mia!).
Personally, I’m not too impressed by this apparent Match Point & Monster-In-Law mashup and see it as being at best watchable. Also is it just me or does this trailer look like it was made for a TV-movie (see the end when they announce the cast). In any case, the film premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival and will debut in th UK on November 7th.
Assuming you somehow care, 27 year old actress Beverley Mitchell has invited her former 7th Heaven castmates Jessica Biel and Haylie Duff (also sister Hilary) to be her bridesmaids at her Italian wedding next month to a guy you’ve never heard of (at least we know it’s love…or maybe blackmail). Also attending? Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone and Lance Armstrong Bass.
In other words, Beverley is scrambling to get as many famous people to come as possible in a bid to appear at least marginally relevant. Why? Beverley’s sole job since 7th Heaven was cancelled a year ago was a leading part in a TV-movie entitled I Know What I Saw, also known as Post Mortem, which also came out a year ago. Since then? Nothing, nada, nichts.