After unleashing volleys of arrows as Hawkeye in The Avengers, Jeremy Renner is introducing the “smoky eye” for director James Gray in the new French poster for period drama The Immigrant, which you can check out below along with a new image from the film.
The Immigrant, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, finds Renner portraying an exceptionally stylish illusionist named Orlando the Magician in 1920s New York.
In the film, Orlando crosses paths with Polish immigrant Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard), who has been forced into prostitution in the seedy underbelly of Manhattan by Orlando’s charming brother Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix). Enamored with Ewa, Orlando agrees to help the woman escape Bruno’s clutches and reunite with her sickly sister Magda (Angela Sarafyan).
Renner certainly looks the part, and the French poster communicates the vibrant, colorful feel of the Roaring Twenties quite well. In the new image from the film, which features Cotillard and Phoenix, Cotillard is also dressed quite theatrically, though Phoenix appears suitably dark and menacing for his antagonistic role.
There are reportedly two other character posters on the way, but Renner’s close-up is an intriguing angle for the film to take from a marketing perspective. The actor is definitely well-respected for his roles in The Hurt Locker and The Town, but whether he’s a box-office draw by himself is less certain. Luckily, with Cotillard and Phoenix also starring, he won’t need to worry about his star power in The Immigrant.
The film is scheduled to make its debut in France later this year, though Radius TWC has yet to set an American release date.
Will you go see The Immigrant? Based on initial glimpses of this film and its supremely talented cast, do you think that it could be a potential awards contender at next year’s Oscars? Let us know in the comments section.