After a sojourn in studio filmmaking that included movies like Lakeview Terrace and the Stateside remake of Death at a Funeral (as well as, yes, The Wicker Man), director Neil LaBute is going back to basics with his new film, Some Velvet Morning. Reminiscent of LaBute’s earlier, stripped-down films like In the Company of Men, Velvet stars Stanley Tucci as a man who shows up at the house of his mistress (Alice Eve) with the announcement that he’s finally left his wife … only it’s four years after he and his mistress last saw each other. It’s a little bit awkward, but as the two begin to reconnect, things grow more and more provocative, as hinted at by the movie’s sorta-NSFW poster (a Vulture exclusive). Take a gander at the poster below; Velvet premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month.
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