One of the more peripherally connected comics-type movies coming out this year is HOLLYWOODLAND, due in September, which stars Ben Affleck as George Reeves, the actor who once played Superman, whose controversial death continues to haunt Hollywood. Adrien Brody, Bob Hoskins, Joe Spano, Robin Tunney and Diane Lane also star — we remind you that since in real life Reeves girlfriend’s ex-husband was a gangsterish studio head, it is required by law that Bob Hoskins appear in the film.
Anyway, the trailer is up. Although the timing following SUPERMAN RETURNS release cannot be accidental, one notes that the Big Red S is not explicitly shown.
Here’s a screen cap courtesy of Beat Spy Bucephalus:
We could be wrong, but in this still Reeves/Affleck seems to be asking the question, “Who am I?” and wondering if as a flawed human he can live up to the heroic ideal of the character he plays. Just guessin’ though, really.