passion play poster Debut Trailer For ‘Passion Play’ – Starring Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray & Megan Fox

Entertainment Tonight have liberated this debut (low quality?) trailer for Mitch Glazer’s upcoming noir-drama ‘Passion Play,’ which stars the likes of Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray, Rhys Ifans and Megan Fox. With three of my favourite actors on board in Rourke, Ifans and Murray I had been intrigued by this flick, this trailer has pretty much vaporized my interest, it looks crap doesn’t look good at all. ‘Passion Play’ is out in the US May 6th, no UK date at this moment in time.

Nate (Rourke), a small-time jazz musician, is clearly a hard-luck case. Caught trying to break into a car, he is taken off into the desert where his assailant puts a gun to his head. Game over? Not quite. Stumbling into a circus pitched amidst the vast expanses of the southwest desert, Nate finds himself drawn to the exotic beauty of Lily (Fox), the Bird Woman. Lily is cold and dismissive; socializing with customers is not her scene. But it dawns on her that this gentle giant may well be her way out of a life of eccentric exposition. Nate is protective and understanding, and to him her aquiline beauty is a magic part of her uniqueness. As their bond deepens, Nate finds that his dreams of bliss are about to be thwarted by Happy Shannon (Murray), a cucumber-cool businessman with deep pockets and an eye for the bizarre.

Drawing on the remarkable talents of its high-powered cast, this wonderfully offbeat film is filled with surprises and proves that magic can be found in many places. Mitch Glazer balances the tough-guy moments and the rocky romance with the touch and feel of a high-wire artist. It makes for a spirited and uplifting spectacle with all the spirited colour of the circus.