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Amazon released the trailer for Woody Allen’s new film, “Wonder Wheel,” on Wednesday.
“Wonder Wheel” promises a glimpse into the less amusing side of Coney Island, and a great performance from Oscar-winner Kate Winslet.
“Wonder Wheel” is set in the 1950s, and follows the lives of Ginny (Winslet) and her husband Humpty (Jim Belushi), as Humpty’s estranged daughter Carolina (Juno Temple) resurfaces looking for a place to hide from the mob. And there’s also a handsome lifeguard (Justin Timberlake).
Winslet’s portrayal of the over-dramatic and overwhelmed Ginny, who grows more and more rattled by Carolina’s presence, seems spot on, as does Belushi’s portrayal of her disgruntled mechanic husband.
“Wonder Wheel” is the first film that Winslet and Allen have worked on together. The actress was originally supposed to work with Allen on “Match Point” back in 2005, but “had to drop out for family reasons,” according to Variety.
Allen’s film has a December release date, which will allow it to be considered for this year’s Academy Awards. This has made some wonder if Winslet could score herself an Oscar nomination for best actress. Many actors have won Oscars working with Allen, including Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Cate Blanchett, Michael Caine, Mira Sorvino and Penelope Cruz.
“Wonder Wheel” will be released in select theaters December 1.
You can watch the trailer for “Wonder Wheel” here: