Dustin Hoffman’s ‘Quartet’ Gets a Poster
We saw the trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut 'Quartet' a little over a month ago, but things have been quiet since, odd for a film that may have a chance at a little gold this award season. That changes today with the arrival of the film's official poster, which may be the first poster in decades to feature Maggie Smith front and center.
The one-sheet comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, who describe the film as follows:
"...Maggie Smith [stars] as famed opera singer Jean Horton, whose welcome into the Beecham House home for retired musicians is less-than-friendly. There, she reconnects with her former singing partners, a quartet comprised of Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins). Since they parted ways, Horton enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist and developed an attitude to accompany it."
So it sounds like another 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' which catered directly to older audiences and was a surprise hit at the box office earlier this year. Yes, it's true: people above the age of 13 do go to the movies!
Although 'Quartet' was received well at the Toronto International film festival and Dustin Hoffman won the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Achievement Award at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards (not bad for a guy who's pushing 80), there has been absolutely zero talk about it this awards season. Is it going to continue to fly under the radar or will we see a strong push in the coming weeks?
Anyway, here's that poster: