Diane Keaton is one of those actresses whose presence in a film immediately piques the interest. Director Joel Hopkins’ latest film follows up the similar themes of Last Chance Harvey with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson and The Love Punch with Pierce Brosnan and Thompson again. Hampstead has Keaton and Brendan Gleeson as two people who live by the famous London landmark. One in a magnificent townhouse and the other in a shack. The film kicks off when a property developer wants to demolish the shack, and the pair find their differences melt away as they realise they have more in common than they thought.
James Norton, Simon Callow, Jason Watkins, Lesley Manville, Will Smith, Phil Davis and Hugh Skinner are the main supporting cast and the new trailer sets the scene perfectly. There’s the typical postcard London show, and in truth the trailer sets it out a little too clearly, but you know what you’re getting. And Gleeson’s trademark believable nature mixed with Keaton’s impeccable skills as a comedienne elevate this one from the field. We’re on board. Take a look at the new trailer below.
Hampstead will be released in UK Cinemas on June 23rd, 2017
Hampstead Movie Trailer
Hampstead Movie Synopsis
American widow Emily Walters (Diane Keaton) lives beside the picturesque Hampstead Heath. Despite her seemingly idyllic existence, she doesn’t want to admit that she’s drifting through life without much thought to her future, finance or relationships. One day, Emily stumbles upon the reclusive Donald Horner (Brendan Gleeson), who has lived quietly in a shack on the Heath for seventeen years. But now his home and lifestyle are under threat from property developers who want to build luxury apartments on the land. When Emily discovers that it’s her friend Fiona (Lesley Manville) who is leading a community initiative in support of the developers, she bravely steps up to take Donald’s side in the escalating battle, determined to defend the man who might just be the person to put the spring back in her step.