Every dream has a price in Cassandra's Dream
, debuting on DVD May 27 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company. In Academy Award® winner Woody Allen
's third consecutive film set in contemporary London, following Match Point
, the acclaimed writer/director attempts to show just how far people will go to make their dreams come true. Colin Farrell
, Minority Report
) and Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor
films, Moulin Rouge
) star as two brothers who find themselves desperate to better their troubled lives.
Named for a boat that the brothers pick up along the way, Cassandra's Dream
also features outstanding performances from an ensemble cast that includes two-time Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson
, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
), Sally Hawkins
(The Painted Veil
), and newcomer Hayley Atwell.
Terry (Farrell) is a chronic gambler in debt over his head; his brother Ian (McGregor) is a young man in love with a beautiful actress he has recently met (Atwell). When their Uncle Howard (Wilkinson) arrives in London under mysterious circumstances, the brothers' lives gradually become entangled in sinister situations with intense and unfortunate results.
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About The Weinstein Company: The Weinstein Company was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corp. in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under TWC banner. The Weinsteins are actively working on the production, development and acquisition of projects for TWC.