'Blue Jasmine' Trailer

Cate Blanchett as Jasmine Photo by Merrick Morton
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Does Woody have another winner? I think so! Yahoo! debuted the trailer for Woody Allen's upcoming BLue Jasmine and it looks very promising. The film, which has only the vague premise of 'The story of the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife,' brings the Woodman back to the States after his European adventure. Blue Jasmine also seems to be one of Woody's darker, more dramatic films of late, which is cause for celebration, since Allen's few dramas often rank among his best films. (See Crimes and Misdemeanors, Interiors, Match Point.) Jasmine also looks to boast two strong performances from Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins as sisters Jasmine and Ginger. Blanchett looks especially good (and fashionable) as the boozy blue Jasmine. Do we have a Best Actress contender on our hands? Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K. and Peter Sarsgaard also star.

Blue Jasmine will be released July 26 from Sony Pictures Classics. Mongrel Media will distribute the film in Canada.