Trishna Trailer: Freida Pinto Makes Her Move


The good news for Freida Pinto: Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a summer sleeper hit! The bad news: She's got about five lines in it and mostly stands at the edge of the frame as window dressing, confirming the Hollywood perception of her as little more than a love interest. The upcoming Trishna, then, will be a valuable test of her skills, since she's unequivocally the main character, and she's got a respected (if uneven) director at the helm, Michael Winterbottom. The movie is ostensibly an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's tragedy-stuffed novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles, although it's hard to glean that from this trailer; not only is it modernized and set in India, it also seems like there are Hollywood movie sets and glamorous world locations involved, somehow. Still, there's one unfortunate constant: Even though this is Pinto's big movie, she still doesn't have any lines in the trailer. What's a girl gotta do for some dialogue?