Gerard Depardieu gets laid (a lot) in the trailer for Welcome to New York
I am not sure about you, but I have not anticipated a film starring Gérard Depardieu in a long time. Come to think of it, I don't recall ever seeing a trailer for one of Depardieu's films and thinking that I just had to see it. But, when you team up with the director of BAD LIEUTENANT and MS. 45, anything is possible.
Abel Ferrara's WELCOME TO NEW YORK is one of those films that plasters the fact that it is based on a true story all over the posters and trailers and yet when you watch it you cannot believe that it could have happened in real life. Still, WELCOME TO NEW YORK has a high profile pair of leads and a trailer that looks like a cross between Steve McQueen's SHAME and A MOST VIOLENT YEAR.
Inspired by one of the most high-profile public implosions in recent memory, Welcome to New York follows a prominent international banker (Depardieu) as he spirals out of control during a drug and sex-fueled trip to America—culminating in a shocking incident involving a hotel maid and his subsequent arrest. Jacqueline Bisset co-stars in this provocative portrait of a man whose fall from grace sent shockwaves throughout the world.
There is enough wonton excess in this trailer that I will definitely check it out even if Depardieu is one of the grossest looking people in Hollywood. But, maybe that is what makes him perfect for this role. This has all of the benchmarks of being one of those movies that flies under the mainstream radar but is buzzed about by everyone on the Internet.
WELCOME TO NEW YORK debuts on VOD on March 27th.