‘Final Portrait’ Trailer: Modeling Is Hard, Even If You’re Armie Hammer
Amongst all the Spider-Man: Homecomings and Transformers: The Last Knights and Wonder Womans, it’s good to see that the cinema still has room for nice, self-contained little films about eccentric painters and their odd, funny relationships with their normie friends. Final Portrait casts the inimitable Geoffrey Rush as expressionist painter Alberto Giacometti and Armie Hammer as his art connoisseur buddy James Lord, who agrees to pose for Giacometti for what he believes to be his last work.
There’s plenty of humor in this trailer, and as far as biopics go, Final Portrait makes the smart choice of focusing on just one interesting aspect of its subject’s life, rather than trying to tell the whole thing start to finish. And, I mean, who doesn‘t want a portrait of Armie Hammer hanging over their fireplace?
If this piques your interest, here’s the official synopsis:
FINAL PORTRAIT is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees — ultimately wondering “how much longer can it go on like this?”
Final Portrait also stars Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub and Sylvie Testud, and is directed by Stanley “Gird Your Loins” Tucci. No U.S. release date has been set yet.