TIFF ‘08 Preview: The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom - Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson’s first film — 2005’s high school noir Brick — was the sort of film that I admire more than like, more an exercise in style and concept than anything else. That being said, I still thought it was pretty darn good, and so I’m pretty excited about Johnson’s latest film. Starring Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel Weisz, The Brothers Bloom follows two con men brothers — Brody and Ruffalo — who are about to embark on their grandest scheme.

Things get complicated when their mark — an eccentric and wealthy heiress (Weisz) — insists on coming along on their globe-trotting adventure. Things get even more complicated when one of the brothers begins to fall for the heiress’ charms.

The film’s trailer looks fantastic, a great step in the evolution of an already promising director, and you can’t go wrong with folks like Brody, Ruffalo, and Weisz in front of the camera.

Check out The Brothers Blooms official TIFF entry here.