|Brand new posters for The Wrestler and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button have been unveiled over the weekend. Both take a main focus on the stars of the film: Darren Aronofsky's one-sheet is a straight shot of the hunched and worn Mickey Rourke hanging over the ropes, and David Fincher's are individual close-crop portraits of his stars, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.|
Coincidentally, both posters work with a washed out colour palette, and both seem to be gathering momentum as possible Oscar high-hopers, but that is where any similarity ends. Blanchett and Pitt look simple and gorgeous, whereas Rourke looks dinstinctly grimey and sweaty.
Aronofsky's movie is touted as Rourke's big come-back, as he stars as an out-of-shape aging wrestler, fighting to get back into the ring one last time. Fincher's film, based on a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is also looking at the aging process, just the other way round. Benjamin Button is born an octaganarian, but as time goes on, he becomes younger, aging backwards.
The Wrestler hits our shores on January 16 and Benjamin Button is out on Christmas Day.