Many Kristen Stewart fans know that one of her films from 2008, The Yellow Handkerchief, has been a sort of mystery for the past few months. Starring Stewart, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Eddie Redmayne, and Emmanuel Cohn, this film is one that many have wanted to see for a while.
According to one of my colleagues,
It seemed that The Yellow Handkerchief, director Udayan Prasad's indie road flick set and shot throughout the Louisiana countryside, was dead in the water. After debuting in early 2008 at Sundance to lukewarm reviews, the picture made the festival rounds. Despite starring Oscar-winner William Hurt, it failed to generate even a modest buzz and was passed on by studio after studio.
A recent article by Variety, though, indicates that the film will indeed be making its way through the commercial marketplace.
According to Variety,
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. distrib rights to William Hurt starrer "The Yellow Handkerchief."
Produced by Arthur Cohn, pic follows three strangers on a road trip through post-Hurricane Katrina Louisiana. Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart and Eddie Redmayne also star.
Acquisition was negotiated by Cohn and Samuel Goldwyn prexy Meyer Gottlieb.
Goldwyn tentatively plans a fall or winter theatrical release.
A 2008 review of the film by Variety discussed the strengths of it. According to the review, "Though both Hurt and Stewart appeared in "Into the Wild" last year, here they're given sufficient screentime to explore their enigmatic characters"
Kristen Stewart's popularity is a secret to no one, so it is a surprise that a studio finally decided to pick up the project? Is this something you look forward to seeing? Comment below and let us know.