The film that once was set to star Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep now stars Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren and is supposedly a serious Oscar contender. That film is The Last Station and it’s set to hit theaters in New York and L.A. on December 4.
Michael Hoffman wrote and directed the film, an adaptation of Jay Parini’s novel of the same name, which is set in the last tumultuous years of Leo Tolstoy’s (Plummer) life, the historical biopic centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife (Mirren) and his leading disciple, Vladimir Cherkov (Paul Giamatti). Torn between his professed codtrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children, and a life of hedonism, Tolstoy makes a dramatic flight from his home. Too ill to continue beyond the tiny rail station at Astapovo, he believes that he is dying alone, while over one hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition. James McAvoy and Kerry Condon also star.
The trailer just debuted at Apple where you can watch it in high definition, or simply give it a peek in the player below.
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