With a great cast Winter’s Tale is the story of master thief play by Colin Farrell who has his own heart stolen by the beautiful girl with a deadly form of consumption. Also on the scene is a demonic Russell Crowe…

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Winter’s Tale – Official Information

[quote_box_center]Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, Winter’s Tale is about miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil.

The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), and stars Colin Farrell (Saving Mr Banks), Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s Downton Abbey), and Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

Peter Lake (Farrell) is a master thief, who never expected to have his own heart stolen by the beautiful Beverly Penn (Brown Findlay). But their love is star-crossed: she burns with a deadly form of consumption, and Peter has been marked for a much more violent death by his one-time mentor, the demonic Pearly Soames (Crowe).

Peter desperately tries to save his one true love, across time, against the forces of darkness, even as Pearly does everything in his power to take him down—winner take all and loser be damned. What Peter needs is a miracle, but only time will tell if he can find one.

The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), who also wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Helprin.

Goldsman is also producing the film with Marc Platt (Drive), Michael Tadross (Sherlock Holmes) and Tony Allard (Showtime’s The Baby Dance). The executive producers are Kerry Foster and Bruce Berman.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes five-time Oscar®-nominated director of photography Caleb Deschanel (The Passion of the Christ, The Patriot), production designer Naomi Shohan (Constantine, I Am Legend), costume designer Michael Kaplan (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek) and editors Wayne Wahrman (I Am Legend) and Oscar® nominee Tim Squyres (Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). The music is composed by Oscar® winner Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Inception, Man of Steel) and Rupert Gregson-Williams (Grown Ups 2).

Warner Bros Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Weed Road/Marc Platt Production, Winter’s Tale. The film opens February 14, 2014, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros Pictures, a Warner Bros Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Winter’s Tale has been rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality.[/quote_box_center]

Winter’s Tale – Theatrical release dates

Australia and New Zealand: February 13, 2014
US and Canada: February 14, 2014
UK: February 21, 2014

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online