Wonder Wheel is an upcoming drama film written and directed by Academy Award winner Woody Allen. The movie is set in the 1950’s US and show the idyllic Coney Island where Ginny, a former actor lives with her carousel operating husband, Humpty. Their life is upended when Humpty’s estranged daughter arrives suddenly and asks to live with them. She is on the run from a criminal mob who are out to kill her. Wonder Wheel stars Oscar winner Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Jim Belushi, Jack Gore, Debi Mazar, Tony Sirico and others.
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The trailer reveals the drama of the movie in a most eerie fashion. It begins with a beach scene where Justin Timberlake plays Mickey, a lifeguard who is seen presiding over the waters. He does a voiceover for the entirety of the trailer explaining the story as we go along. We see Kate Winslet’s character Ginny, a former aspiring actress now waitressing around town, Jim Belushi’s (Flintstones fame) character Humpty plays her hard-drinking husband who seems to be the rough and tuff sorts.
The couple’s life seems monotonous and uneventful until Humpty’s estranged daughter Carolina arrives at their home asking for asylum. She is on the run from a crime mob that wants to kill her. “I’m marked”, she tells her father, “They’re going to kill me.” We learn later on in the trailer that Carolina is married to a gangster and she states simply, “I know where all the bodies are buried”.
The tension builds up throughout the trailer and gets further amplified when Mickey narrates, “When it comes to love, we often turn out to be our own worst enemy”, which gives a hint of something sinister that transpires between the characters. The trailer leaves us wondering and wanting to know more.
Acclaimed Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro who had previously collaborated with Woody Allen on the 2016 movie Cafe Society bathes the scenes in magnetic, warm hues and dramatic old Hollywood lighting and camera angles which makes the film even more appealing. Wonder Wheel is set to make its world premiere on October 14 as the closing-night film at the New York Film Festival. The movie is set to release in theatres this December.