‘Tyrannosaur” is actor Paddy Considine’s first feature film, which he also wrote. It stars Peter Mullan, who played Mother Superior in “Trainspotting.”
Paddy Considine is one of the finest actors working in cinema these days. His range is incredible. Have a look at “24 Hour Party People,” “Hot Fuzz” and “In America” and be awed by his talent. His performance in “In America” is a master class. Now he turns to writing and directing with “Tyrannosaur.”
“Tyrannosaur” is getting particularly strong reviews as a dramatic film category and it even won three words at Sundance Film Festival, including The World Cinema Award for Directing for Considine.
The film follows a character named Joseph, an unemployed loner who is full of unspecified rage, and attempts to deal with the resultant violence while helping Olivia Colman’s character Hannah. Joseph was influenced by Considine’s own condition (Asperger’s Syndrome), although, as the director stated in an interview with The Quietus, “it wasn’t written that way in the film, because I think then it would have informed the way the performance would have gone.”
Actors Peter Mullen and Olivia Colman (“Hot Fuzz”) have also been singled out for praise in their performances, with both actors winning awards at Sundance as well.
“Tyrannosaur” will be released in the UK October 7, 2011. US release date TBA.
Watch the trailer below.