Ahead of its debut at the Berlin International Film Festival tomorrow, the first trailer and poster has been released for The Two Faces of January. Screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White and the Huntsman) makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel, which follows an American con man (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife (Kirsten Dunst), who rope a young Greek man (Oscar Isaac) into helping them move a dead body. Check out the first footage and one-sheet from this thriller, which is set for release in the U.K. on May 16, although a domestic release date has not been set.
1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette's beauty and impressed by Chester's wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester's affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the body of a seemingly unconscious man who he claims attacked him. In the moment, Rydal agrees but as events take a more sinister turn he finds himself compromised and unable to pull himself free. His increasing infatuation with the vulnerable and responsive Colette gives rise to Chester's jealousy and paranoia, leading to a tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men.