Next month former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens is getting covered in CGI as the Beast in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, but those hoping to actually be able to see his face a bit more will have to wait for The Ticket. In that movie he’s into parable territory as a blind man who regains his sight, but instead becomes blind to what was really good about his life.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements-a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car-leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Åkerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness.’
The movie will be out in the US in April, although no UK date is currently set. Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more…]