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Movie Preview: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt

Um, we're not in Mamma Mia! anymore. The trailer for the Pulitzer Prize-winning-play-turned-movie, Doubt, has hit the Web and it's dark — and bubbling with Oscar potential. The adaptation was written and directed by Doubt's playwright, John Patrick Shanley.

The story focuses on a Catholic school in 1964 where a nun (Meryl Streep) suspects a priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) of abusing a young student. Amy Adams plays the pious young nun trying to make sense of it all within the grander scheme of her faith.

Meryl Streep is so focused and immersed in every role she plays, and this — a difficult and complex role, to say the least — is no different. And Philip Seymour Hoffman is equally impressive as a man who must appear trustworthy and calm, though with an edge of darkness.

Having seen the play I can say that audiences are in for a highly provocative story. Have you seen the play? If so, do you feel like that was enough, or are you intrigued to see it played out onscreen by some of our greatest film actors?

Doubt opens in limited release Dec. 12. To see the trailer,

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RobbleBobble123 RobbleBobble123 8 years
I say this play and it is was quite dull. I am hoping the movie will be better.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I love love loooove PSH! He's so amazing!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
Wow, this looks really good. I've been waiting for months for a trailer. I just knew they were gonna do the "Academy Award Winner/Nominee" gimmick! Can't wait!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
I saw the Broadway production of Doubt two years ago and loved it. Like Nitachequita, I wasn't sure how the play would translate to film, but after seeing this clip I'm convinced that the movie will be amazing; the updates and the outstanding cast make it compelling. PSH is perfect in this role; he immediately draws me into the character. Meyrl Steep and Amy Adams seem to be well cast as well. Now I'm eally looking forward to seeing this one.
nadioz nadioz 8 years
this looks pretty good !
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I've seen the play and wasn't sure how it would translate into a film, especially since play dialogue often sound unnatural in a movie. However, from the preview it looks like they've done a great job adapting the play, no doubt in large part due to the stellar cast.
Mariana48 Mariana48 8 years
looks good! and the cast is amazing!
emsmiley emsmiley 8 years
Never seen the play, but this looks like it is going to be an amazing film!
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I'd like to see this... but was anyone else reminded of Satan's Alley from Tropic Thunder while watching this? Haha.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm honestly not sure I can watch this, mostly because P. Hoffman creeps me out in his odd roles at the best of times, and this might just be too much for me.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've really missed meryl in a compelling role lately and this seems like it could be a good one for her. i also love amy adams, so i'm looking forward to hearing more buzz about this film and perhaps catching it when it's released.
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