Naomi Watts looked ladylike in a white Marchesa dress for the premiere of The Impossible in Madrid last night. She was joined by the film's director, Juan Antonio Bayona, and her costar Tom Holland on the red carpet and at the film's afterparty. Naomi changed into a more casual look for the bash. Her leading man Ewan McGregor skipped the day of press. However, Ewan did promote the project, which tells the story of a real family during the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, at the San Sebastián International Film Festival late last month. He was awarded the prestigious Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award there, making him the youngest ever recipient of the honor. He's since moved on to filming August Osage County in Oklahoma with Julia Roberts.
Watching Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor in the trailer for The Impossible, it's hard to believe it's been almost eight years since a massive tsunami rocked Southeast Asia. As we all know, the giant tidal wave hit the region the day after Christmas, and in the new film based on a real family, Watts and McGregor play husband and wife vacationing with their young sons in Thailand during that time. The family is playing by the resort's pool when the unexpected wave breaks, smashing everything in its path and separating their family.
It looks as though the whole family survives — though they are taken in different directions — but this is still a pretty emotional trailer. By the time the cover of U2's "One" swells up, I was already reaching for the tissues. The Indian Ocean earthquake and resulting tsunami were a huge global tragedy, and it can be tricky to tackle these real-life catastrophes in movies. Having said that, it looks like The Impossible is taking a good route by telling the story on a micro-level, as it was experienced by just one family. The movies comes out Dec. 21, and you can check out the trailer after the jump.
Naomi Watts and Sam Schreiber packed up and headed out of the Phuket airport in Thailand yesterday. She and Sam were leaving the country after spending a few days in nearby Khao Lak, where she working on her new film The Impossible alongside Ewan McGregor over the weekend. Naomi and Ewan were able to enjoy some warm weather in a departure from the frigid NYC temperatures she's endured during the Winter in NYC. Naomi will enjoy another reprieve from the cold when she joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer on the LA set of her next project J. Edgar. The busy mom-of-two has many other projects in the works like her Marilyn Monroe biopic, and her recent release You Will Meet a Talk Dark Stranger is available today on DVD.