"The Greatest" Trailer


 "The Greatest" Trailer


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"The Greatest" picked up


The Greatest picked up

 source ; reuters

The Greatest was one of two movies at Sundance that had the entire festival talking about Carey Mulligan, a young British actress who seems poised to break out in a major way (the other was An Education, out later this year). Now the rest of us will get a chance to see what the buzz is all about; The Greatest has been picked up by Senator Entertainment for a North American release.

The movie stars Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon as a pair of grieving parents, with Mulligan as the girlfriend of the son the parents lost. Per the press release, "as the Brewers adjust to their new “relative,” and the impending birth of a child who can never replace the one they lost, a drama of great warmth, depth, and surprising humor emerges."

Our Kelly West saw the movie at Sundance, and wrote that it "really does successfully capture the heartbreaking grief involved in the loss of a child as a family tries figure out how to move past it." If you have time to have a good cry when the credits roll, The Greatest sounds like an excellent all-around weepie. I'll be looking forward to it.

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"The Greatest" @ European filmmarket

Screening "the Greatest" @ Berlin

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european filmmarket : 5th of Febr -15th of Febr

screening dates " The Greatest"

Feb 07 13:00 CinemaxX 9

Feb 09 11:00 CinemaxX 9

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Video " première the Greatest"

"première the Greatest @ sundance

"The greatest destined for Greatness

Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan's The Greatest screened twice over the weekend at Sundance, and however overcooked the dead-son weepie feels, we can't argue with multiple standing ovations.

Brosnan in particular, who plays the patriarch of a family devastated by the death of their teenage son in an automobile accident, was singled out for demonstration of audience affection, prompting those at Saturday morning's screening from their seats for an ovation that lasted maybe 15 seconds but felt like forever in the usually subdued early-morning setting. Sarandon and director Shana Feste felt the love as well, along with young co-stars Carey Mulligan, Johnny Simmons and Zoe Kravitz. We've been to a lot of public screenings over the years and seen and heard a lot of pushover audiences go nuts for film. This was one of those once- or twice-a-fest scenes where you could almost smell 600 people at the Racquet Club losing their shit. People love this movie.

But why? Brosnan (who also produced) is out of his depths as Allen Brewer, a mathematics professor maintaining his stiff upper lip while wife Grace (Sarandon) melts down completely following their son Bennett's fatal car wreck. Allen's determination to hold the family together is meant to reinforce his stone wall blocking grief, but in the presence of the more genuinely whacked Grace — who wakes up crying and spends months, in hopes of some closure, reading to the comatose driver who struck her son's car — it never feels like more than a high-stakes mourn-off punctuated by convenient expository fights, loving plunges into the ocean, etc.

It was a mindfuck for Sarandon, and the emotional imbalance shows in the parts of her performance not drugged within an inch of their life by Feste's potent script bromides.

"I have to admit that when I read it, it was so eccentric and there were a lot of things I didn't realize — until we actually started doing it —how difficult it was," she told the audience after the screening. "That was my bad. There are some actors who say they can never remember their real names when they're filming. I can never remember my character's name. When I go home to my kids, I completely leave it behind. I found on the days when we did some of the very, very emotional scenes that you have to hold on to for eight or 10 hours, my body chemistry actually changed. I was really shocked about how I smelled and the person I became. It was really horrible. That was the first time I realized that kind of impact when you imagine those things; your body can't tell the difference between what's imaginary and what's real."

So how did Sarandon and the others get through the 25-day shoot? "The cast was really, really fun and loving," she said. "It was a very happy set; sometimes I think we overcompensated. I think the two funniest sets I've ever been on were Dead Man Walking and Lorenzo's Oil. Explain that."

Yet there are two reasons to see The Greatest: Mulligan and Simmons, playing Bennett's pregnant girlfriend and messed-up little brother respectively, both extraordinary and nothing short of sincere in navigating the dynamics of their own grief. We'll get to this later today (and later this week in a little more depth), but Mulligan, whose Greatest and An Education performances had hype-within-the-hype momentum accompanying them before the festival even started, is an insanely vivid talent whose relationship with Allen Brewer is the only thing that salvages Brosnan's own performance; her retelling to him of meeting Bennett on their last day of school is devastating. At 23, and with little on her resume besides 2005's Pride and Prejudice and some British TV, she already improves everyone around her. Simmons, meanwhile, was also one of the only redeeming things about The Spirit, portraying the hero as a lovesick young man. His responsibility to parse his love/hate relationship with his mythologized brother refines that heartbreak here

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"The Greatest"

first screening today

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The Greatest ; story

Crying your eyes out at the movies used to be commonplace. But the difficulty of affecting a contemporary audience emotionally demonstrates how much respect a work like The Greatest engenders: it is an enormously moving, intelligent exploration of pain and grieving, a film that will touch you and stay with you.
The death of their teenage son, Bennett, in a car crash is almost too much for the Brewer family to bear, not just because his was a life of such promise but also because the impact of his death unleashes the turmoil that was just beneath the surface of their lives. His mother becomes obsessed and can’t let go; his father, in turn, can’t face it at all; and his brother’s secondary status is magnified and entrenched. And when Bennett’s girlfriend appears, the family must come to grips with circumstances that complicate their loss even further. An ensemble film that is the debut of Shana Feste, a particularly talented young filmmaker, this sensitive and heartbreaking feature showcases Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan at their best and launches a career for young actress Carey Mulligan that is certain to be impressive. This is one of the standout works of this Festival and is as fine a debut as we can present.
Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Johnny Simmons, Aaron Johnson, Michael Shannon
Screenings @ sundance filmfestival

Sat. Jan 17 3:15 p.m. - GREAT17CA Eccles Theatre, Park City
Sun. Jan 18 8:30 a.m. - GREAT18RM Racquet Club, Park City
Mon. Jan 19 6:30 p.m. - GREAT19OA Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden
Wed. Jan 21 11:30 a.m. - GREAT21LD Library Center Theatre, Park City
Wed. Jan 21 9:00 p.m. - GREAT21WN Tower Theatre, SLC
Fri. Jan 23 8:00 p.m. - GREAT23RN Racquet Club, Park City

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Interview with debuting director "Shana Feste" about the movie

"the Greatest"

 starring Pierce Brosnan & Susan Sarandon



Brosnan exclusive spotted "New York


Exclusive ,Brosnan spotted in New York

source ; the web

Pierce already started filming " The Greatest" with Susan Sarondon  this week .


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Brosnan @ New York

Brosnan in New York

 spotted on the 9th of July

Handsome lad Pierce Brosnan was spotted with a smile on his face after lunching at Da Silvano restaurant .
You can catch Pierce in the upcoming Mamma Mia! movie which opens on July 18th in the States.  It also stars Amanda Seyfried--which makes us so happy.  Girl is finally getting the attention she deserves!

He was probably in New York for his next movie "The Greates" with

Susan Sarandon.


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Pierce signed for new movie "The Greatest"

 Pierce starring in new movie from debuting "Shana Feste"

source; http://www.monstersandcritics.com/

Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon have signed to star in The Greatest. The drama will be the directorial debut of screenwriter Shana Feste.


Variety reports Feste’s drama follows a young girl who becomes involved with a family grieving the loss of a teenage son. Brosnan and Sarandon will handle the roles of the grieving parents with shooting scheduled to start this summer on the East Coast.

Barbarian Films is lined up to finance the film and serve as the executive producer. The film will be a co-production between Silverwood Films and Brosnan's Irish DreamTime. Silverwood's Lynette Howell and Irish DreamTime's Beau St. Clair are scheduled to produce the movie.

In addition to his role on screen, Brosnan will serve as an executive producer with Doug Dey, Aaron Kaufman, Douglas Kuber and Ron Hartenbaum.

In Variety, St. Clair stated: "What drew us to this piece is Shana's rare ability to uniquely dramatize the complicated dynamics of a family's struggle to stay together as they deal with unforeseen tragedy."

Brosnan will return to the screen with Meryl Streep in Universal's upcoming musical Mamma Mia!, and will return to the title role in MGM’s The Thomas Crown Affair 2. The sequel is being directed by Paul Verhoeven.

Sarandon is on the screen now in the family-friendly Speed Racer, and just finished work on the Peter Jackson-directed film The Lovely Bones.