Despite a planned release in just a few weeks, The Brothers Bloom
will not open in American theaters until summer 2009, the latest shuffle for a festival-buzzed movie that was originally slated to open earlier this year.
The second film from Rian Johnson, the director of the well-regarded
adolescent noir Brick, the beleaguered Bloom follows a pair of con-artist brothers
(Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo) who become tangled up with an heiress
(Rachel Weisz), the target of a final plot to set the brothers up for
life. But, much like the film's own release, it doesn’t go as planned.
Festival word was solid, if mixed, but the film remained
completely off the awards radar and likely would have fallen into the
annual tradition of small films lost in the year-end onslaught. The new date, May 15, will provide a much more hospitable art-house platform.
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