It’s hard to believe, but it’s taken over two years for the drama “The Yellow Handkerchief” to theaters. Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, the film features great performances by William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart and Eddie Radmayne. Unfortunately, even after “Twilight” and Stewart’s starpower exploded a year ago it took small distributor Samuel Goldwyn to come on board and bring legendary producer Arthur Cohn’s passion project to the screen.
Directed by Udayan Prasad, “Handkerchief” finds Hurt playing an ex-conflict fresh out of prison who is at a crossroads at his life. As he decides whether to pick up with his old girlfriend (Bello), he meets two teenage drifters (Stewart, Redmayne). Are they three four souls who are a new family or just wanderers drifting in the night?
Talking to Stewart and Redmayne, I made the point that neither actor had to publicize “Handkerchief.” Both were probably paid close to scale and the film will hardly be a global blockbuster. However, both actors displayed their passion for the film — even if it’s been years since they’ve seen it.
As for Stewart, “Twilight” fans are no doubt salivating for her return in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” this June, but are also intrigued about the constant rumors surrounding “Breaking Dawn.” Reports have claimed Stephanie Meyer’s fourth novel might be divided into two movies and both “Dawn’s” could be shot in 3-D. I specifically asked Stewart about the latter as some “Twilight” fans are pretty passionate about the topic. The “Runaways” actress definitely has an opinion on the subject
You can watch the interview with Stewart and her co-star Redmayne embedded in this story or click here for a larger version.
“The Yellow Handkerchief” opens in limited release Feb. 26.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” opens nationwide on June 30.