Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Maisie Williams Scores Doctor Who Guest Spot
Arya in the TARDIS
First Look At Walking Dead Spin-Off
Welcome to Zombieland, California
Spectre Opening Sequence Will Be 'Biggest In Bond History'
Empire reports from Day Of The Dead in Mexico
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 March 2015
Idris Elba Replacing Jamie Foxx In The Trap
James Franco, Al Pacino and Robert Pattinson set for the film
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Salomé
Empire Star Rating
Wilde Salomé
Empire Star Rating
The Godfather Part II (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Jack and Jill (2012)
Empire Star Rating
88 Minutes (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Trailer For Al Pacino's Salomé
With Jessica Chastain in the really Wilde show

29 July 2014  |  Written by Ben Kirby  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

If your Tuesday needs a few more severed heads than usual, you’re in luck: the new trailer for Al Pacino’s Oscar Wilde double bill of Salomé and Wilde Salomé is here. The play has long been a passion project for the shouty actor, and there’s plenty of excellent Pacino ranting (“I got four days to shoot a 90-minute play!”) for those who like that sort of thing. In the title role is one Jessica Chastain. Her performance predates Zero Dark Thirty and The Tree Of Life, though it was purportedly this play that brought her to the attention of one Terrence Malick.

The original play sees the titular Salomé, daughter of King Herod, cultivate an obsession with John the Baptist, leading to dancing, pining and beheading. As Wilde himself wrote, “One should not look at anything. Neither at things, nor at people should one look. Unless it’s the trailer for my play, which one can watch below.”

The films are an intriguing mix of narrative and documentary – Salomé being a more straightforward adaptation of the stage play, while Wilde Salomé is an account of the efforts to make said play. The latter won the Queer Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival and is something of a spiritual sequel to Pacino’s 1996 documentary Looking For Richard, his rumination on Shakespeare’s Richard III.

To celebrate the release of both films – the play and the making of the play – Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain will be in conversation with Stephen Fry onstage in September. No word yet if Fry will be doing a dance of the seven veils, but we remain hopeful. If you’re in the mood for some hot headless action, head to the BFI Southbank – or one over 200 participating cinemas – on September 21. Head to the Cinestage website for a full rundown of all those nationwide cinemas.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Paul Dano Considers War And Peace
Downton's Lily James also up for the new miniseries
New Teaser Poster For Horns
UPDATE: Official UK teaser image added


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

10 Videos Every Tom Hanks Fan Should Have Watched By Now
Of course, everyone in the world is a Tom Hanks fan…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)