Only a few days before its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and therefore time to consider the trailer for Michael Winterbottom‘s A Mighty Heart (Paramount Vantage, 6.22).

I’m intrigued by Angelina Jolie‘s skin pigmentation and black tendril-like curls, and I presume she gives a decent performance as the widowed Mariane Pearl, but right away you can tell that Dan Futterman (i.e., the ’90s indie actor whose Capote screenplay was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar last year) gives the more interesting performance as the kidnapped-and-murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Here’s hoping that Winterbottom and his Mighty Heart screenwriters, John Orloff and Laurence Coriat, gave Futterman a bit more dialogue and screen time than Costa-Gavras gave John Shea in Missing.