New ‘The Tourist’ Featurettes and Clips

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in The Tourist New The Tourist Featurettes and Clips

Venice is a gorgeous European locale full of beautiful scenery, exotic dining spots, and Americans dashing for their lives after they inadvertently get involved in elaborate criminal plots. At least that’s the case in next week’s release, The Tourist, and we’re sticking by it.

Two new featurettes and a collection of clips have been released from the Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie thriller, which could provide a few hours of fun (if slightly preposterous) escapism for moviegoers of all breeds.

The Tourist is a breezy thriller/romance from director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who was responsible for the much gloomier Foreign Lanuage Oscar winner, The Lives of Others. Donnersmarck co-wrote the Tourist screenplay with Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and the two look to have produced a fairly light-hearted caper flick – one that recalls the atmosphere and style of 50s/60s’ pics like North By Northwest or Charade (both of which starred Carey Grant, appropriately enough).

Depp takes a break from playing eccentric pirates and pale-faced wackos to star in The Tourist as Frank Tupelo, a math professor who spends far more time in the library than the real world. It’ll be refreshing to see the actor tackle the part of a truly ordinary everyday man for the first time since… What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, perhaps?

Watch the Tourist featurette about Frank (complete with commentary from a shaggy haired, eyeliner-wearing Depp) below:

Jolie gets to wear a nice collection of slinky gowns and glittering jewels in The Tourist as Elise Clifton-Ward, a mysterious woman who approaches the naive Frank on a train (watch that scene here), shows him around the sights of Venice, offers him the promise of romance – and drags him into an espionage plot that could potentially get him arrested and/or killed.

Curious about the oddly-accented lady’s motivation? Watch the “Elise” featurette below to learn more:

The Tourist looks to play its cat-and-mouse game out at a steady brisk pace and maintain a fun, occasionally humorous mood throughout its running time. It has the potential to be the trivial but entertaining romp that we hoped to get in Knight and Day, a film which ended up missing the mark for a number of reasons (not least because of its less-than-enthralling leading lady).

Watch four clips from The Tourist to get a better feel for what the film has to offer:

The Tourist arrives in theaters in the U.S. on December 10th, 2010.

Source: Columbia Pictures, Yahoo! Movies

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  1. It’s good to see Johnny Depp in a movie where he’s not pale. Even though that’s when he does smoe of his best work it’s good to see something different.

    • oops meant, some of his best work. Hate when i type too fast.

      • lets here smoe of wahat you think… im intrigued… just having some fun is what i think these actors would say about this film

        • Well, pardon me for trying to correct my spelling. You don’t need to come off as an arse about it. So I guess you’ve never misspelled anything, then cought it after you’ve posted. Didn’t know I was in gramer school..

          • The majority of my posts here are purely entertainment value and i wouldnt want the prefect to feel as though we are anything but light humorists here… seriously… tones of voice and wry smiles dont come across the net well but if they did then you would know i really noticed the ‘smoe’ only because it reminds me of the accent that my students fall into from time to time which would make that word perfectly acceptable to them.

            Honestly… pardon me for not finding a better way to laugh with you… not at you… i really actually didnt mean to make you feel uncomfortable for even a minute… and all that stuff about me making mistakes… yes i do and have made a ton of them…

            • Thank you for explaining yourself on that. We’re cool! =)

            • TRE,

              Smileys work wonders at conveying one’s more subtle intent.

              :) :-D :-P 8)


              • Thats easy for you to say Vic… I think in terms of kinesthetic movement and color more than facial expressions or html sadly… here is what I got :D :s :p :X and I dont know which ones will be faces or just weirdness that makes me look even weirder than I really am… wish i had a zombie smiley face :% or some kind of smiley with a wrinkle brow ;!

                but thank you Vic you always offer some real social solace…

                • Those other ones that Vic put up you can make with (and I’ll have to space ‘em out) : – ), : – P, 8 – ), and there’s ; – ) and : – ( as well. I avoided them for a long time on here, but I find them a useful bit of shorthand now. The one I can never get is the “staring goggle-eyed in astonishment”. In fact let’s try that now %-(

                  • Nope – didn’t work that time either. Ah well. Anyone?

                    • Final try: 8-( or 8-/

  2. Yeeech, Depp and Jolie in the same movie is like being asked to eat low fat vanilla ice cream and drink skim milk at the same time!

  3. I’m actually lookin forward to this, hope it will be a god movie but I’ll wait for screenrant to review it before I go.

    • good* dangit i cant type

  4. lookin forward to seeing this

  5. I’s slightly interested but not enough perhaps to go to the cinema for this one.

    Still not certain of the films box office chances depsite the obvious relaince on the star power of both actors