Winters-Tale-Poster-sliceAkiva Goldsman, the Oscar-winning writer behind such scripts as A Beautiful Mind and I Am Legend, makes his directorial debut next year with the fantasy romantic drama, Winter’s Tale.

Warner Bros. launched the first US trailer at the start of last month, and a couple of weeks later, the BBFC’s rating of the UK variant suggested the title on our shores would be altered to A New York Winter’s Tale. Without any further confirmation, I sat on the news until it was official, and now it’s exactly that.

The studio’s UK arm has released its own version of the trailer, confirming the title change for its release here in February.

Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “A New York Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. The film stars Colin Farrell (“Total Recall”), Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), and Oscar® winners Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”), William Hurt (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”), Eva Marie Saint (“On the Waterfront”) and Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”). “Winter’s Tale” also introduces young newcomers Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs (both from Broadway’s “Once”).

Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay lead the great cast, with Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Matt Bomer, Kevin Durand, and Eva Marie Saint completing the ensemble alongside newcomers Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs.

Goldman is directing from his own script, adapting the original novel, Winter’s Tale, by Mark Helprin.

Winter’s Tale will be released in the US on Valentine’s Day 2014, and will now officially be released under the title A New York Winter’s Tale on 21st February here in the UK.

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