After the jump, you can watch the first trailer for A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg’s latest (and first since Eastern Promises in 2007), starring Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud, Michael F. Assbender as Carl Jung, and Keira Knightley as some crazy slut Jung’s banging. It has far less Freud snorting tons of coke and screaming about his penis than I hoped for (HISTORICALLY ACCURATE!), but… well, there’s no happy ending for that sentence. I was disappointed.
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Vincent Cassel and Sarah Gadon and based on the play by Christopher Hampton, the film centers on the conflict between Sigmund Freud (Mortensen) and his pupil Dr. Jung (Fassbender). Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Knightley) as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master and both men fall under Sabina’s spell.
Okay, I’m interested. Cronenberg is one of those directors who does some things really well and other things not so much (fight scenes for instance), but he’s almost always weird enough to be intriguing. I just hope he’s strong enough to keep a lid on Keira Knightley. There aren’t many insane asylum movies I can stand, because the minute you give an actor the greenlight to scream and cry and pull their hair out, it’s like feeding a dog table scraps. Those spazzy retards will never stop hamming it up. Your dad never paid attention to you, we get it.
Sidenote: Is Vincent Cassel ever NOT a creepy molester?