“The movie gets its sense of humor from Depp”–USA TODAY looks at THE TOURIST

Anthony Breznican offered a photo feature on Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s upcoming film The Tourist in today’s USA Today. “You’d expect Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp to be evenly matched, but in their new romantic thriller, [. . .] it’s more of a case of the femme fatale vs. the fool,” writes Breznican. “The film, opening Dec. 10, stars Depp as Frank, a widowed math teacher who wanders through Venice, trying to shake his melancholy. Jolie is Elise, a seductive stranger who sets him up as a patsy for an international crime ring.”

Producer Graham King sympathizes with tourist Frank’s vulnerability: “Like most human beings, when someone with Angelina’s beauty goes to seduce someone, she usually gets what she wants,” says King. “Especially a math teacher from Wisconsin. He has no idea what’s coming.”

While Jolie’s character is the temptress, “The movie gets its sense of humor from Depp,” writes Breznican. King agrees: “With Johnny, it was never going to be too serious.” Or take itself too seriously. To see a photo of Frank and Elise meeting on a train, CLICK HERE, and to see a larger version of the photo showing the couple on a motorboat on the Grand Canal, CLICK HERE.

The Zone thanks Emma for sharing the Breznican article and photos; you can read much more about The Tourist on the Zone’s News & Views forum. To read the USA Today article, CLICK HERE, but beware of significant plot spoilers!