By Ryan Parsons | Image property of The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company has recently alerted us to
the first trailer for the soon to be limited release, The
Libertine, starring Johnny
Libertine Movie Trailer
There is something about The Libertine
that is just dark, grainy and creepy. Though it is slightly hard to put
my finger on it, though my finger is pointed directly at Depp's character,
there is something highly disturbing about the film.
Johnny Depp stars in The Libertine as
the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The
film follows the Earl's adventures in London, from his passionate romance
with a young actress, Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), to the writing
of a scurrilous play which blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch
who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to the Earl's
banishment and eventual downfall.
Laurence Dunmore makes an assured directorial debut, creating a period atmosphere that combines the dark debauched underbelly of London with the allure and glamour of the Restoration court.
To watch the trailer for The Libertine, head over to IFILM.