While the blockbusters may have scurried off to next year, this isn’t really the time for them anyway. This is when the smaller distributors like Bleecker Street shine with movies like Wild Mountain Thyme, which arrives this holiday season with stars Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan.
The first images from Wild Mountain Thyme have arrived, featuring Blunt and Dornan in the Irish film from writer/director John Patrick Shanley. That name might sound familiar as he’s also the director behind Joe vs. the Volcano, Moonstruck, and Doubt. He’s adapting from his own stageplay.
Also in the cast are Christopher Walken, Jon Hamm, Danielle Ryan, and Dearbhla Molloy.
SYNOPSIS: John Patrick Shanley, who created the classic MOONSTRUCK, brings his sweeping romantic vision to Ireland with Wild Mountain Thyme. The headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony’s (Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.
Wild Mountain Thyme opens in theaters and VOD on December 11th.