David Cronenberg, the acclaimed director behind Eastern Promises, A History of Violence and Crash has brought some recognizable faces to his upcoming film, The Talking Cure. The news came to us from the Facebook page of Hopscotch Films, distributor of the flick, by way of Jo Blo. Keira Knightley, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender will be doing the honors.
Not sure you’d recognize those last two names? I know you’d recognize the first one anywhere and if you are desperate for another photo to feed your madness read on…Here’s a synopsis of the film from the Hopscotch folks:
“A beautiful young woman, driven mad by her past. An ambitious doctor on a mission to succeed. An esteemed mentor with a revolutionary cure. Let the mind games begin…”
My money’s on Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, 814 different German films) playing the esteemed mentor, Knightly (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) tempting us as the beautiful young woman and Fassbender (Inglorious Basterds, The Devil’s Whore – how’d I miss that TV show?) rounding out the cast as the doctor. While I’ve been busy making terrible bets, Hopscotch has been distributing films like The Wrestler and Whatever Works.
For those of you who won’t go see a film unless it features the father of psychoanalysis, Jo Blo also tells us the two doctors mentioned in the little italicized blurb are none other than Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Not enough? Knightley’s young maiden is supposed to be beautiful, troubled and brilliant! How ’bout that! So, whaddya think? Will The Talking Cure be a cat and mouse game emphasizing the battle between the mind and the loins?
No word on when this little gem will sparkle on screens nationwide.