Thanks to the Film Experience, I was introduced and had the pleasure of watching Susanne Bier’s 2004 war drama “Brothers”. The story is about a man who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and child.
The film was heart breaking and very very emotionally real. Great films like this usually get remade, and Jim Sheridan is an interesting choice, however I have to wonder if he is going to treat the material with the unsympathetic hand it needs to pull off the power.
The two lead men for the film are in negotiations, Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal. To me they seem far too young for these roles, but then again they are hot young things that are getting cast in EVERYTHING. Leonardo, who is also in everything, would have been a better fit age wise, or even (SHOCK GASP) an unknown.
Lets hope negotiations fall though and these two juicy roles go to some of the wonderful actors who I would like to see more work from. I am not knocking everyone’s favorite imaginary boyf and Spiderman, I just think they need a little break.