The last time Edward Norton and Robert De Niro made a movie together it was called The Score, and it was pretty average considering the acting talent on hand. This time round the team pair up again in Stone, for Norton’s The Painted Veil director John Curran.
The plot sees a convicted arsonist attempt to manipulate his parole officer in order to get out get of prison, by using his wife as bait. Milla Jovovich stars as the wife, and if the trailer (embedded below) is anything to go by it’s a duplicitous role.
Today we get a new poster, which shows De Niro, Jovovich and Norton encased in the title of the movie. On the strength of the acting talent alone this should be one to watch.
The movie is out October 8th, with no Irish release date set a yet. Poster comes courtesy of JoBlo.
Official synopsis for Stone:
As parole officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man’s decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both.
Stone skillfully weaves together the parallel journeys of two men grappling with dark impulses, as the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin. The film’s superb ensemble features Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) as Lucetta, Stone’s sexy, casually amoral wife, and Golden Globe® winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Madylyn, Jack’s devout, long-suffering spouse.
Set against the quiet desperation of economically ravaged suburban Detroit and the stifling brutality of a maximum security prison, this tale of passion, betrayal and corruption examines the fractured lives of two volatile men breaking from their troubled pasts to face uncertain futures.