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On Tuesday I passed along the press release announcing Roadside Attractions’ acquisition of Garden of Eden, the adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s novel starring Mena Suvari and Jack Huston, and yesterday Apple debuted the poster and trailer which you can stream after the jump.

Here’s the Apple blurb which is a bit longer than the one in the press release:

David Bourne (JACK HUSTON), a promising American novelist now living in Paris, meets the volatile and seductive Catherine (MENA SUVARI) and immediately falls under her spell. After a whirlwind romance they set off for their honeymoon on the Cote d’Azur. David is increasingly distracted from his writing by Catherine’s sexual liberation and erotic role-playing. As David struggles to control his emotions, Catherine raises the erotic tension by bringing David a “present” in the form of the sultry Marita (CATERINA MURINO), an Italian heiress, who provokes excitement and jealousy in both David and Catherine. As he becomes a pawn between the two manipulative women, David retreats into his writing, re-creating the story of his relationship with his father, a charismatic big-game hunter (MATTHEW MODINE). As jealous as she is of Marita, Catherine is even more obsessively envious of David’s success as a writer, especially if his stories do not involve her. Catherine becomes vindictive and her dangerous, erotic game-playing only serves to drive David into Marita’s arms.

Garden of Eden opens December 10, 2010.

3 Responses to “Trailer/Poster: Mena Suvari in Hemingway’s ‘Garden of Eden’”

  1. This actually looks promising. It may be nothing more than a surface-level melodrama, but it looks slick and inviting and I continue to root for Suvari despite the thoroughly mediocre work she’s done since American Beauty (o.k., she was pretty good in Stuck, but between the ridiculous ending and those ridiculous white-girl cornrows, it’s hard to remember anything in that film fondly).

  2. I have to say I loved Stuck. It had a goofy, over-the-top charm and both Suvari and Rea were great.

    Not sure what to make of this one. Like you say it could be just another melodrama, but the cast and milieu make it worth a look.

  3. It is about time that Hemingway’s most challenging novel has been noticed by Hollywood. The potential for great depth of passion is there in the words. Now let’s see what the director and actors can make of it.

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