'Marlowe': Release date, trailer, cast and everything you need to know
This crime thriller is Liam Neeson's 100th film and you can't miss it!
Not to be confused with the 1969 film, 2023's Marlowe stars Liam Neeson as the titular Philip Marlowe, based on a fictional character created by Raymond Chandler. From an award-winning production team, the film features a star-studded cast that includes Jessica Lange and Diane Kruger, among others. Based on John Banville's 2014 novel The Black-Eyed Blonde, this neo-noir crime thriller is directed by Neil Jordan and written by William Monaghan. Set in 1930s Los Angeles, it follows Marlowe, a down-on-his-luck private eye who is hired by a very wealthy heiress to find her former lover.
Throughout his nearly 50-year career, we've seen Neeson play a variety of characters, from historical and mythological heroes to Jedi Knights, and ruthless detectives in several of his projects. But the upcoming crime thriller will be the actor's 100th film, which makes it very special. So, if you're a fan of the Schindler's List star, Marlowe has something to add to your watch list. While you wait for the movie to hit theaters this February, check out our handy guide Find out below about the plot, trailer, release date, cast and characters, and everything we know about Marlowe so far.
When Is Marlowe’s Release Date?
Marlowe opens in theaters February 15, 2023. The film had its world premiere at the 70th San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 24, 2022, and was originally scheduled for release in December 2022.
Watch the Marlowe Trailer
We are living in a time of reinventing classics and reinventing the golden age of Hollywood and Marlowe's official trailer is one such successful reinvention. The balance between sophisticated characters and their sordid secrets is what makes film noir so appealing, and Marlowe fits right into that framework. The two-and-a-half-minute cut is smooth and fluid, with the entire scene filled with Old Hollywood glam and glitz. As the trailer portrays, the period film seems to have all the right ingredients for a noir thriller -- a brooding hero, a charming heroine, a very vampire-like heroine's mother, a ruthless politician and A group of villains try to get close to the hero. And all of this happened against the backdrop of the former Golden City of Angels. If the trailer video is any indication If there's anything to expect from this movie, it's fair to say that Marlowe has the potential to be the best noir thriller of the year.
Who's In the Marlowe Cast?
Marlowe features award-winning actors such as Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Jessica Lange (Tootsie), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and Danny Huston (The Persevering Gardener). Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Wetlands), Francois Arnaud (Midnight, Texas), Ian Hart (The Last Kingdom), Daniela Melchior (Suicide Squad), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Patrick Muldoon (Us ) and Seána Kerslake (The Burrow) also starred in various roles.
Neeson played lead private eye Philip Marlowe in his 100th film role. In the novelization of Marlowe's character, he's described as "a wisecracking, drinking, hard-nosed private eye," and we see traces of that in the trailer. Neeson is the 18th actor to play the fictional detective, who has previously been portrayed by Humphrey Bogart, Dick Powell, James Garner, Danny Glover and Elliott Gould, among others. Neeson will also star in six upcoming films, including Thug, In the Land of Saints and Sinners and The Naked Gun, all of which are currently in production.
National Treasure star Kruger plays Claire Cavendish, a glamorous blonde heiress who hires Marlowe to find her former lover. Two-time Academy Award winner Lange stars as Dorothy Cavendish, a Hollywood star and Clare's mother. Kruger will next play the role of legendary German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich in the biographical series of the same name, while Lange will next star in the film "The Long Night's Journey Through the Long Night." Among other roles, Akinnuoye-Agbaje is Cedric, Cumming is Lou Hendricks, Huston is Floyd Hanson, Hart is Joe Green, Meaney is Bernie Ohls, Melchior is Lynn Peterson, Arnaud is Nico Peterson, Kerslake is Amanda Toxteh, and Muldoon is Richard Cavendish , Jose Manuel Maciá as López and Roberto Peralta Maya as Gómez.
Who's Making Marlowe?
Philip Marlowe's character was based on the classic fictional detective by American-British novelist and screenwriter Raymond Chandler, and later by Irish novelist William John Banville in his 2014 book The Black-Eyed Blonde. Make it a novel. The novel was adapted for the screen by Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monaghan. Monaghan is known for writing Martin Scorsese's The Departed, Body of Lies, London Boulevard and Tender Bar.
Directed by Academy Award-winning Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan Upcoming noir thriller. Jordan is best known for his previous directing of "The Crying Game," which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as other films such as "Interview with the Vampire," "The Butcher Boy," "The Affair" and "Greta," among others. He is also the creator, writer and executive producer of the television series Riviera.
If you've been blown away by the captivating photography and cinematography, as shown in the film's trailer, it's because Goya Award-winning Spanish cinematographer Xavi Giménez is behind the art . He is best known for his performances in such hit films as "The Machinist" and "Argora", as well as in Spanish films such as "Mirage", "Once of the Bones" and "The Invisible Guest". Marlowe is produced by Philip Kim, Patrick Hibler, Alan Moloney, Gary Levinsohn, Mark Fasano and Billy Hines.
When and Where Was Marlowe Filmed?
Principal photography on Marlowe began in November 2021 and lasted two months, with production taking place in Barcelona and Dublin.
What Is the Story of Marlowe?
Set in 1939 in post-Depression Los Angeles, Marlowe follows titular private eye Philip Marlowe, who becomes embroiled in a love affair when a beautiful blonde hires him. The Dangerous Game of Betrayal and Politics To find her former lover. Here's the official synopsis for the film, released alongside the trailer:
Marlowe is a gripping noir crime thriller set in late 1930’s Los Angeles, centers around a street-wise, down-on-his-luck detective; Philip Marlowe, played by Liam Neeson, who is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger), daughter of a well-known movie star (Jessica Lange). The disappearance unearths a web of lies, and soon Marlowe is involved in a dangerous, deadly investigation where everyone involved has something to hide.