Good gravy! Here’s another end-of-the-year biggie trailer that looks as though it could be a major contender in award season, It’s Doubt, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, who also wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning play on which the film is based. Set in 1964, the story centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student (which he denies). All the elements are here: Meryl Streep (looking kind of Amish and terrifying); red faced, weird eyebrow’d Philip Seymour Hoffman; and Amy Adams. Boy, this one looks intense. Scott Rudin, unsurprisingly, is the producer. Fun fact: the last movie that Mr. Shanley directed was (a personal favorite) Joe Versus The Volcano.
PS: Though the music in the trailer sure sounds like tinkly Philip Glass, apparently it is not.