The Weinstein Company likes to cover all of their bases when it comes to the annual Oscar race with a good mix of period dramas, performance-driven films, and lighter contemporary fare. David O. Russell’s new film Silver Linings Playbook fits into the last of those categories as it depicts a formal mental patient who moves back in with his parents in order to get his life back in order. The film stars Bradley Cooper along with Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Julia Stiles, and Chris Tucker.
The Silver Linings Playbook trailer premiered today via Yahoo! Movies and it depicts an apparently lighter tone than director David O. Russell’s previous Oscar-winning drama The Fighter. Cooper and Lawrence appear to be depicting the quirky type of chemistry that is more recognizable from Russell’s earlier works like I Heart Huckabees or Flirting with Disaster. Both lead performers appear to be at the top of their game with Robert De Niro providing strong support as Cooper’s father. Hopefully it will be a more layered father role than De Niro has been given in the Fockers franchise.
Take a look at the trailer below and please share your thoughts in the comments!
Silver Linings Playbook comes out on November 21, 2012.