Trailer And News: Gran Torino Gets Award Season Slot

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I caught down at that the film Gran Torino with its large Hmong American cast (check out a post earlier this month on the film) is going to be getting an award season rollout of December 17th - which should be a huge boon to the many Asian American faces in the film and getting seen by mainstream audiences:

Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino" guns into the marketplace on Dec. 17.

Warner Bros. will give the Eastwood-helmed and -toplined drama a limited release in the midst of kudos season, with a platformed campaign into wide release to play out over subsequent frames. Warners had it tagged as an unslotted December release for months, but domestic distribution president Dan Fellman locked into the date after meeting with the filmmaker on Wednesday.

"It's a film that's sure to have great appeal both with moviegoers and critics," Fellman said.
Here's the newly released trailer on YouTube