The Last Station Trailer: War, Peace, and Oscar-Baiting


Lest anyone worried that Oscar voters would have trouble filling this year's acting categories (and it doesn't seem like The Lovely Bones will be much help!), here comes the trailer for Michael Hoffman's last-minute awards entry, The Last Station, featuring a sexy cast of respected British thespians (plus a Canadian) — including: the 79-year-old, never-nominated Christopher Plummer as Leo Tolstoy (who'll sneakily campaign in Supporting, even though his seems to be a lead role), Helen Mirren as his long-suffering wife, and James McAvoy as his hapless new assistant, unwittingly inserting himself into a feud over the writer's inheritance. Most reviews out of the Telluride Film Festival were raves, this trailer looks fine, and we certainly wouldn't mind sitting through any of these actors' acceptance speeches.