Trailer Blazer: Jennifer Aniston, Fitty, and Natalie Portman
Three new hotly anticipated trailers:
Rumor Has It (Dec. 21) A New York Times obituary writer (Jennifer Aniston, left) begins to suspect her family was the inspiration for The Graduate. And from the film’s trailer, it looks like the high jinks that ensue are actually pretty darn funny. Aniston may have found a script, a director (Rob Reiner), and an ensemble cast — Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo, Mena Suvari, and Kathy Bates — smart enough to put her comic skills to the test. My calendar’s already marked.
V for Vendetta (Nov. 4) Natalie Portman’s fetching buzzcut and defiant ”no” at the start of this trailer mark her as an unusual kind of action hero. The underdog-versus-dictatorship theme resonates, especially when creepy John Hurt pops up as the villainous Bishop Lilliman.
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (Fall 2005) Can Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson act? It’s hard to tell from this early teaser, which doesn’t quite connect the dots as his character makes the leap from a life of crime to life as a rap star. That said, a brief appearance by Terrence Howard (in theaters now in Hustle & Flow) looks pretty riveting.