Writer/Director Rian Johnson talks The Brothers Bloom

Last week, The Brothers Bloom had a test screening in Sherman Oaks, CA. A couple of reviews are currently on Aint It Cool.

Writer/Director Rian Johnson commented, on his forum, on the screening recently:

We did indeed have a test screening last Thursday in Sherman Oaks… after my experience with test screening Brick (oh god, the blood, the blood) I was terrified at the prospect. But it went shockingly well. Seemed to play really well, we got good scores and lots of laughs in the right places. We’re going to do a bit of tweaking to it, but overall it’s feeling good.

The reaction ran the gamut from people who loved it to those who thought it was ok but didn’t get on the bus to just a couple haters. Sounds like the second AICN review was from the middle group. Eh. What can you do? For the record, I promise that the movie does indeed have a con, and an ending. Though not perhaps the type of either that you would automatically expect. “

The Brothers Bloom is a con artist film and stars Oscar winners Adrien Brody (The Pianist, Hollywoodland) , Rachael Weis (The Mummy, The Constant Garnder), and Maximilian Schell (Judgement at Nuremberg, The Black Hole) as well as Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac, All The Kings Men), Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) and Robbie Coltrane (The Harry Potter films, U.K. version of Cracker).

The Brothers Bloom lands in theaters on October 24th.