Fred Schepisi has returned to Australia to direct his first film here since Evil Angels (otherwise known as A Cry in the Dark or the Meryl-Streep-puts-on-a-bad-Aussie-accent movie) in the late 1980s with The Eye of the Storm. It is an adaptation of Australia's only Nobel Prize-winning novel and stars Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis and Charlotte Rampling. The plot goes like this: two well off siblings return to the bedside of their ailing, domineering mother, thus providing ample opportunities for hilarious (read: "hilarious") fish-out-of-water situations.
As familiar as that plot may sound, the real juice in the tanker of this movie is watching two of Australia's finest actors, Rush and Davis - the latter of which has become criminally underseen in recent years - go at it hammer and tongs on the big screen with some (hopefully) juicy material. Adding Charlotte Rampling and Colin Friels (not shown in the trailer, unfortunately) to the proceedings doesn't hurt, now does it?
I had not been made aware that a trailer had been released recently, but it has and so here it is with thanks to TwitchFilm. It certainly looks like an acting showcase (although I imagine those who are not a fan of Geoffrey Rush's shtick will not be anticipating more of the same) in what will hopefully be an entertaining film. The trailer is definitely WIDESCREEN so if it is too small below click the Twitch link above or, for an even larger viewing experience, it is at Inside Film as well.