Oh, man, have I been excited for 's Only Lovers Left Alive. I was disappointed, then, when it wasn't accepted as one of Cannes' selections in the initial run. But I can do a little dance now, because it was recently announced that the film was being added to the Cannes Film Festival competition lineup, along with five other last-minute additions.
So, check it out: It's about vampires. But wait, before you start in with the groaning because vampires are cheesy and overdone, let me hit you with the insanely talented cast: (come ON), (come ON come on), , , and . Are you serious with this? Get out of here with your perfect cast and your prodigious amounts of talent on one screen. If you're still rolling your eyes, let me ask you this: Do you think that lot would agree to do a bad movie? No, they would not.
Here's the storyline:
Adam (Hiddleston), an underground musician reunites with his lover for centuries (Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Wasikowska).
I'm sorry, but Hiddleston and Swinton as star-crossed supernatural lovers? YES, PLEASE. Their skills combined with Jarmusch's dark and deadpan humor. Hiddleston as a world-weary traveler who lives only in the space of time after midnight... yeah, that's right in Jarmusch's wheelhouse.
So basically, [[follow]] this film and demand it be put in theaters ASAP. We'll see if that happens, but whatever the news is, we'll keep you updated.