Monday, May 17, 2010

[News] Teaser of 'Barney's Version'

Fans of Mordecai Richler, the adaptation of his novel Barney's Version will be released in winter 2010. Other than that, the teaser of the film has been online since four days.

The film tells the story of Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti), an English-speaking Jew from Montreal, who feels in love for the first time of his life. However, it appears that he'll be married three times. Clara (Rachelle Lefevre), Barney's first wife, is a beautiful writer, but she's mentally ill. The second wife (Minnie Driver) left Barney at the time Boogie (Scott Speedman), Barney's best friend, disappeared. Miriam (Rosamund Pike), the third wife, left Barney for another man and he hopes that she'll come back to him.

The film is a co-production between Canada and Italy. Besides, it was made with a budget of $28 million. As for the shooting locations, the cast and the crew went to Montreal, Austin, the Laurentian region (all in Quebec, Canada), Rome and New York.

Furthermore, note that while Barney travelled to Paris in the novel, the producers decided to make the character travel in Italy instead. After all, the character of Barney Panofsky is very popular in Italy.

Finally, the film also stars Dustin Hoffman, Bruce Greenwood, Saul Rubinek, Clé Bennett, Macha Grenon, Ellen David, Mark Addy, Maury Chaykin and Harvey Atkin.

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