‘Arthur Newman’ to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina last year, the dark comedy Arthur Newman (formerly known as Arthur Newman, Golf Pro) will have its world premiere screening as part of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival next month.

The first image from the film was released this week featuring stars Colin Firth and Emily Blunt on the NC set, which you can view below, and then scroll down to read the official synopsis.

Colin Firth and Emily Blunt star in 'Arthur Newman', filmed in Wilmington, NC in 2011.

Colin Firth and Emily Blunt star in ‘Arthur Newman’, filmed in Wilmington, NC in 2011.

 Wallace Avery is tired of being a loser. Once a hot shot in the world of competitive amateur golf, Wallace was dubbed ‘The Choker’ when he hit the pro circuit. Unable to shake off a monumental loss of nerve on the greens, Wallace retired from the pro tour and slipped into the ranks of the quietly desperate.

Deciding to address a radical problem with a radical solution, he stages his own death, buys himself a new identity as Arthur Newman, and sets out toward his own private Oz of golf.

An offbeat love story set in a perfect storm of identity crisis, Arthur Newman looks at how two people try to remake themselves and come around to owning up to some basic truths about the identities they left at home.

The Toronto International Film Festival takes place September 6-16, 2012.

Directed by newcomer Dante Ariola, Arthur Newman stars Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Wolfman), and Anne Heche (I Know What You Did Last Summer, Six Days Seven Nights).

Another production filmed in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, NC, the comedy drama Writers will also premiere during the festival.


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Posted on August 15, 2012, in Movies and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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