Hoffman, Walken for string quartet movie

26 July 2012, 17:32 | Updated: 3 February 2014, 14:14

‘A Late Quartet’ will see A-list stars Christopher Walken and Philip Seymour Hoffman as part of a troubled string quartet in the new film from director Yaron Zilberman

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken top the bill in ‘A Late Quartet’, a new movie about a string quartet. The foursome is completed by Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanir, with the drama unfolding as the quartet celebrates its 25th anniversary.

The film is said to depict “a release of repressed feelings, long-held resentments and painful betrayals,” which is obviously something string quartets have to put with a lot. It’s unclear at the moment whether or not the cast have taken lessons to perfect their instrumental scenes, but the pictures alone look fantastic. Frankly, there are few things cooler than Christopher Walken playing the cello.

It has already been selected for the Toronto International Film Festival and is due to hit screens over here later in the year. If the film is a success, we’re expecting Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford to bash out Krommer’s Concerto for Two Clarinets on screen sometime next year.

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