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New photos and a synopsis hit for Nick Cassavetes’ YELLOW

Joshua Brunsting

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February 23rd, 2011

While his canon, including films like THE NOTEBOOK and ALPHA DOG, may not be the most impressive collection of films ever put together, director Nick Cassavetes is back, and apparently in quite a big way.

Thanks to IONCinema (via The Playlist), we have our first look at Cassavetes’ upcoming film, YELLOW, as well as a synopsis for the film, which sounds quite interesting.

Penned by Cassavetes and Heather Wahlquist, the film follows a woman who has to deal not only with a problem with drugs, but many family secrets which begin to haunt her. The film apparently jumps eras, and stars Wahlquist, Sienna Miller, Lucy Punch, Ben Foster, Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Luke Wilson, Hank Azaria, Riley Keough and Cassavetes’ mother, Gena Rowlands.

Now, casting hasn’t ever really been an issue for the director, so it remains to be seen how this absolutely fantastic collection of talent team up and mesh together. Personally, I adore this cast, and think that this premise could fit really well in the hands of a director like Cassavetes. 

Here’s the recently released synopsis:

"Mary (Wahlquist) has problems. She has a difficult time feeling things, and swallowing twenty Vicodin a day doesn’t help. She’s seeing a psychiatrist for the disconnect daydreams she keeps having, and her younger sister with Tourette’s hates her. When she loses her job after sleeping with one of the fathers on Parent’s Night, Mary decides to go home. And that’s when the fun really starts. The dreams that seemed so random now start to take real shape as we understand where she came from. From young and in love, to drug dealing on the road, to her father’s slow, painful death, from questions of love and incest to her older sister’s descent into insanity, the secret that destroyed Mary’s entire family reveals itself on her journey back home, along with her ultimate responsibility for it. Busby Berkeley, Cirque du Soleil, sideshow freaks and human livestock all make an appearance in this hallucinogenic tale of love and comeuppance."

Check out a second picture from the film below.

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