Sound the Oscar buzz alarm! Detailing the final days of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, The Last Station features many welcome faces and performances that look enthralling from the trailer alone. James McAvoy plays an eager young man hired to assist the writer, and Helen Mirren stars as Tolstoy's passionate and spirited wife Sofya. Christopher Plummer and Paul Giamatti round out the cast as Tolstoy and his longtime confidant, respectively.
Historical dramas can be stodgy, but the tone of the preview for The Last Station suggests that it's light, humorous, even romantic. I'm always happy to see McAvoy on screen, and Mirren is never a disappointment — they alone make this movie look accessible. To see the trailer, just