We are less than a month out from the first release of Irrational Man, the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen. With that, the official site has been updated with some new images as well as info on the cast and an expanded synopsis.
There are lots of great new photos on the website, featuring the headline cast – Jamie Blackley, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey and Emma Stone.
The website also features new profiles on those cast members and crew. Perfect if you want to find out more about the people involved in the film. Woody Allen’s profile is just his filmography – which speaks for itself, maybe?
Finally, here’s the expanded synopsis.
Woody Allen’s IRRATIONAL MAN is about a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. Philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Abe feels that everything he’s tried to do, from political activism to teaching, hasn’t made any difference.
Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards (Parker Posey), a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage; and Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), his best student, who becomes his closest friend. While Jill loves her boyfriend Roy (Jamie Blackley), she finds Abe’s tortured, artistic personality and exotic past irresistible. Even as Abe displays signs of mental imbalance, Jill’s fascination with him only grows. Still, when she tries to make their relationship a romantic one, he rebuffs her.
Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger’s conversation and become drawn in.
Once Abe makes a profound choice, he is able to embrace life to the fullest again. But his decision sets off a chain of events that will affect him, Jill and Rita forever.
If history is anything to go by, the site will be updated soon with a cinema listings closer to the release date.
‘Irrational Man’ hits cinemas in New York and Los Angeles on 17th July. Find more at the Official site.