'London Boulevard' trailer: Colin Farrell's gangster movie | EW.com

Movies | Inside Movies

'London Boulevard' trailer: Just when Colin Farrell thought he was out, they pull him back in

You can separate Colin Farrell’s career into three distinctive acts. In the first act, he was the scrappy Irish up-and-comer, memorably stealing scenes in dreck like Hart’s War and Daredevil and successfully rousting Al Pacino from his late-career snooze in The Recruit. Then came the second act, when Farrell became a Hollywood playboy, an action hero, and the star of two of the great auteurist misfires of our time: Alexander and Miami Vice. (Farrell himself referenced this period at the 2010 Golden Globes: “I once was a cliché.”) The third and most interesting portion of his career began with 2008’s In Bruges; since that guttural Euro-noir, the actor has been taking an array of supporting parts, with the occasional scenery-chewing role mixed in. The upcoming London Boulevard finds Farrell back in the gangster world, playing a fresh-out-of-prison enforcer trying to get clean. Keira Knightley plays a starlet who falls for him; Ray Winstone plays Ray Winstone as only Ray Winstone can. Check out the trailer:

<embed src=”http://widgets.vodpod.com/w/video_embed/Video.15569124” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” AllowScriptAccess=”sameDomain” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=” width=”425” height=”350” />

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

Read more:
‘London Boulevard’ trailer gives ‘Departed’ a British accent