Mickey Rourke is a trumpet player who falls for a beautiful young circus freak, Megan Fox, with the wings of an angel. But when a cruel and violent gangster, Bill Murray, shows up, things get ugly fast. Opens May 6.
We're not sure what to make of all this.
"Passion Play," from writer-director Mitch Glazer, has been kicking around for a while now, and is probably only getting released (May 6) on the strength of its cast--Bill Murray, Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Kelly Lynch and Rhys Ifans.
Rourke is a trumpet player who falls for a circus freak, Fox, only to have a very angry gangster come between them. It played at a few festivals last year, getting not-great reviews. Here's the official synopsis:
A terrific cast will hold you spellbound in PASSION PLAY, a one of a kind seductive thriller from Mitch Glazer, the screenwriter of The Recruit. The last thing washed-up jazz musician Nate Pool (Academy Award®-nominee Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler) wanted to do was betray sinister gangster Happy Shannon (Academy-Award®-nominee Bill Murray, Lost in Translation). But it may be the last thing he does unless he can deliver Lily (Megan Fox, Transformers), a beautiful and mysterious carnival sideshow attraction. The stakes can't get any higher for the two lovers as they try to elude the merciless killer who will stop at nothing to keep Lily for himself. Kelly Lynch (Drugstore Cowboy) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) costar in this gritty and unpredictable tale of redemption in the hard-boiled tradition of classic film noir.
Are we crazy or is Murray channeling Colin Firth from "A Single Man" at around the 49 second mark?