'Byzantium' Trailer: So, Gemma Arterton Is Lestat and Saoirse Ronan Is Louis?

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Byzantium Trailer: So, Gemma Arterton Is Lestat and Saoirse Ronan Is Louis?

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | April 17, 2013 | Comments ()


Neil Jordan's Byzantium stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as vampires of the mother and daughter variety. Ronan's 16-year-old Eleanor appears to be distraught with the secrecy of a lifestyle that forces her to kill to survive. Her mother, Arterton's Clara, seems to have no such objections and has carried on through the centuries killing and relying on her looks. When the pair move to a coastal British town, Eleanor reveals her secret to Frank (Caleb Jones Landry) and the past returns with a thirst for revenge.


The movie is clearly striking to look at, with beautiful locations and Arterton being exquisite and dangerously sexy as she revels in her immortality. The take on the vampires using their coke-thumbnails instead of fangs is interesting, as is the idea that only men should be vampires. However, there seems to be something just a bit off about the entire thing to me. It could be the way that the trailer is cut, but it feels as if everything and nothing are shown at the same time. If that makes sense, which it probably doesn't.

Can we talk for just a moment about Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class) as the love interest? Because he looks like Henry Kane in this outfit.


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Here's some Daveed Diggs for you. On Daveed Diggs' digs, actually. That man does things with clothes that should not make sense, but are absolutely perfect. (Go Fug Yourself)

Woody Allen has "so moved on" from his daughter's accusations and says he never even thinks about it. He equates her words about him to a bad review he won't read and comments on how wacky it is that Mia Farrow is his mother-in-law. He is the worst. (Celebitchy)

Not The Worst but still very gross: Leonardo DiCaprio and his Pussy Posse Wolf Pack were on the douche prowl in NYC. (Lainey)

Here are 5 under-the-radar shows. I had never even heard of the first two. (Uproxx)

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