Category: The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond – Official Trailer!

We have the official trailer up for the Paladin released “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, Ellen Burstyn, Mamie Gummer, Ann-Margret and Jessica Collins.

The film is rated PG-13 for some sexuality and drug content. Tennessee Williams wrote the screenplay for the romantic drama produced by Brad Michael Gilbert. This opens on December 30th. We also interviewed Chris Evans at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

“The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” is a new drama based on a recently rediscovered original screenplay by legendary writer Tennessee Williams. Starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Evans, the Paladin release will open in New York and Los Angeles in late December, with expansion to major markets following in early 2010.

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond – Rave Reviews

“The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,” based on a Tennessee Williams screenplay and featuring Bryce premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. It has been recieved really well, you can watch the trailer here and heres what one journalist had to say…

“I really have no fondness for Tennessee Williams, whom I find to be one of the most pompous and overrated playwrights whose work has ever been staged, so to find myself enjoying Jodie Markell’s directorial debut The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond even remotely is nothing short of amazing.

Much of that comes from the terrific casting of Bryce Dallas Howard, who is almost unrecognizable as Memphis party girl Fisher Willow, who hires her family’s yard hard Jimmy (Chris Evans) to accompany her to all sorts of high society social events during the roaring ’20s. Fisher’s ability to have a good time at these parties is waylaid by the fact that her father has made many enemies among the other local families, creating much tension.

The characters and writing are classic Williams, which means it’s a lot of dull Southern stereotypes getting into unlikely situations that few modern-day non-Southerners will be able to relate to. On the other hand, it’s the kind of thing that theater buffs, particularly Williams fans, will swoon over, especially in the way Markell and her terrific production team made an amazing looking film that creates the perfect mood for Williams’ style of storytelling, including a couple shots so gorgeous you’ll let out a gasp.

It’s all about the performances though, and as good as the mostly young cast is, it’s Ellen Burstyn who almost steals the movie, while Will Patton also has a great scene with Evans as Jimmy’s drunken father. Fans of Tennessee Williams will welcome this lost work and the way Markell and her cast bring it to life, although I couldn’t ever see this doing much business outside New York, L.A. and other “theater towns.””

New Movie Still

A Huge thanks to Cal for sending in this new still of Bryce in The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

New Pics…

I have just added some trailer caps and a promotional still from ‘As You Like It’. Plus the poster for ‘Loss of a Teardrop Diamond’. I am currently scanning a bunch of magazines, so stay tuned…

‘The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond’ films scenes in Donaldsonville

Bryce stood patiently in the middle of Railroad Avenue awaiting her cue to walk past mingling jazz musicians and antique automobiles early Saturday morning.

The star and the crew of “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” were in Donaldsonville’s historic district filming scenes through the night Friday and into the morning Saturday. Three separate scenes were shot in locations along Railroad Avenue. The crew set up base camp at the American Legion Hall on Veterans’ Boulevard.

The final scene set up the avenue to look like Memphis’ Beale Street in the 1920s. Extras from Marksville, several antique automobiles and horses and carriages were used in the night scene. The entire block of the avenue was secured for filming and the exteriors of the buildings were adjusted to reflect the period.

Written by Tennessee Williams, “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” is the story of Fisher Willow (Howard) the disliked debutante daughter of a plantation owner. After returning from studies overseas, she falls in love with Jimmy (Chris Evans), the down-and-out son of an alcoholic father (David Strathairn) and an insane mother who works at a store on her family’s plantation. She tries to pass him off as an upper-class suitor to appease her spinster aunt (Ann-Margret) who controls her family’s fortune. When she loses a diamond, it places their tenuous relationship in further jeopardy.

Actress Lindsay Lohan was set to play Fisher but was replaced by Howard, who is the daughter of actor-director Ron Howard. Jodie Markell will be making her feature directorial debut with the film. The crew also filmed scenes at Nottoway Plantation in nearby White Castle and in several other locations in Louisiana.