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I have added HD screen captures from the You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Blu-Ray to the gallery. I really like the movie, and Freida Pinto looks especially beautiful in HD as her character Dia. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger also stars Naomi Watts. Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Lucy Punch and Gemma Jones.
Click on the previews below to see all the screen captures in full size. Enjoy!
On November 28, Freida Pinto attended the Indian premiere and press conference for You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger at the International Film Festial of India. A quote from Freida during the red carpet can be read below. I have only been able to find the two pictures featured above from the events, held in Goa, India. More will be added if/when they become available. For now – enjoy! Thanks to Ryan for e-mailing us about the news.
Call it Allen’s magic or the effect of Pinto’s beauty, but the hall was packed to its full capacity for the film, which is being shown in India for the first time. “It is great to see that the film is a houseful. No matter how big or small a film is, it is always great to know that your film is being liked by people,” Pinto said before the screening.
First of all, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Ally and I used to work on a fellow Freida Pinto fansite, however now I have been welcomed by Filip to join him in running Freida Pinto Fan, which was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse. I can’t thank him enough for that!
Secondly, and more importantly, I have added some gorgeous new portraits of Freida at 2010 Toronto International Film Festival from a few weeks ago. She was there to premiere and promote both Miral and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. It’s fair to say that Freida looks effortless in both shoots, which are available to view in the gallery right now.
Freida Pinto was recently interviewed by Sky Showbiz, where she talked about avoiding stereotypes in Hollywood. Freida also chatted about her latest film project and working with Woody Allen on You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger.
Check out the video below! Needless to say, she looks absolutely beautiful in it.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, the latest movie from writer/director Woody Allen, finally premiered (in limited release) the past week. The movie, starring Freida Pinto, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Gemma Jones and Lucy Punch did very well as it debuted on only six screens and earned $27, 167 on each for a weekend total of $163,000. It was released already on Wednesday, and the full gross of the movie currently stands at $215,000. A respectable number considering the six screens it plays on.
No word yet on when it opens at more cinemas, but considering the numbers and the recent reviews it shouldn’t be too long. More information about that will be posted when available.
Woody Allen’s latest, much-anticipated, project – You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger – is finally being released in US cinemas today! So far it’s only shown in select New York and Los Angeles theaters, but I’m sure that will expand soon. Freida Pinto stars as the mysterious Dia, the muse to Josh Brolin’s character Roy. The movie also stars Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Gemma Jones and Lucy Punch.
Debuting at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger got mixed reviews. Although as it screened at the Toronto Film Festival this September as well, more and more positive reviews have been published. It currently holds a 45% rating on RottenTomatoes.com, though with only 31 reviews counted. If you’re located near a cinema that shows the movie; don’t hesitate to go and see it this weekend!
The movie follows a pair of married couples, Alfie and Helena, and their daughter Sally and husband Roy, as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine, Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller.
Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg, while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia, a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window.
So far, Woody Allen has directed four actresses to four Academy Awards. That fact wasn’t lost on Freida Pinto and Lucy Punch, who play the Woodman’s latest good girl and bad girl, respectively, in his new film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
Opening Wednesday, the comedic romance continues Allen’s transferring of his Gotham sensibilities to international locales. Here it’s London, as Dia (Pinto) moves into a flat across from Roy and Sally (Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts) and inadvertently entices Roy, a would-be novelist. Meanwhile, Charmaine (Punch) is a call girl married to Sally’s father (Anthony Hopkins) and living a life free from self-doubt — a trait every other character has in spades. It’s the kind of melancholy roundelay Allen perfected in classics like “Manhattan,” “Hannah” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
How well-versed were you in Woody Allen films when you auditioned?
Very. Back in college I studied literature, and we had a lot of his plays as part of our curriculum. I was really aware of his work by the time I went in for the audition. I really don’t know what I did during the audition, but the fact that I got the part probably means that I did something right! But I think that what actually happens is that when you start to film, everything starts fresh. You cannot predict what will happen and what his style of directing will be like. Everyone told me that he was going to be very quiet and very elusive and that he was probably not going to talk to me. But that wasn’t the case at all.
When it comes to acting roles, Freida Pinto has yet to meet her tall, dark stranger. In Woody Allen’s wry comedy You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, the stranger means different things to different characters: handsome lover to one, possibly death to another.
Freida, at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival to promote the movie, said her metaphorical stranger is not being able to live a fantasy such as working with Allen and co-star Josh Brolin.
“I was sick to my stomach knowing I had two amazing talents – Josh Brolin, Woody Allen — working with me,” said the Indian former model, who got her big break in Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. “I really spent my first days being nervous and being very petrified about which way I was going — Was I going to get fired? It was this immense amount of pressure and stress,” she told Reuters in an interview.