It seems that every year now when Oscar season rolls around, we can rest assured that there’s another Clint Eastwood movie just around the corner too. Indeed, his upcoming movie Changeling was one of the major films notably absent from the Toronto International Film Festival this year, but that hasn’t stopped the Oscar buzz from mounting. At this point, it’s pretty much just a given.
The first trailer for Changeling has now gone online, and although I knew next to nothing about the film prior to watching it, I gotta say I was totally sold. Angelina Jolie plays Christine Collins, a woman whose son disappeared in March 1928. When the LAPD claimed to have found her son and returned him to her, she insisted that it wasn’t him, but no one believed her. Although John Malkovich, Amy Ryan and Jeffrey Donovan co-star, the whole movie essentially rests on Jolie’s shoulders.
She’s already won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1999 for Girl, Interrupted (and should have been nominated for A Mighty Heart, if you ask me), but I have a feeling she’s going to be among the contenders for Best Actress this year. Of course, I say that without having seen the movie, but at this point, it’s pretty much just a given! Check out the trailer below, or watch it in high-def over at Yahoo!. Changeling hits select theatres on October 24th.