The first trailer for Paul Weitz’s Bel Canto has been released. The film is based on the Ann Patchett’s award-winning, best-selling novel.

Based on the Japanese embassy hostage crisis of 1996–1997 in Lima, Peru, the novel followed the relationships among a group of young terrorists and their hostages, who are mostly high-profile executives and politicians, over several months. Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love.

Directed by Weitz, Ken Watanabe stars as Moore’s love interest. Sebastian Koch, Christopher Lambert, Ryo Kase, Tenoch Huerta, and María Mercedes Coroy also star.  The world-renowned opera singer Renee Fleming provides Moore’s singing voice.

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The film is released in US cinemas on September 14th and is On Demand a week later.

Bel Canto Official Synopsis

Based on the best-selling novel. A famous opera singer is held hostage in South America by a guerrilla rebel group after performing at a Japanese businessman’s lavish birthday party. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues.