This sure has been a long time coming. I'm wondering how much faith Warner Bros. has in Clint's latest - it's a departure for him, moving into the musical genre, but an even bigger departure for the musical genre, one with a very spotty track record at the box office in recent years. This first trailer yet hits just over two months prior to release, for an R-rated musical, no less. Add in Tom Stern's gloomy cinematography, the lack of big names in the cast and the absence of detail regarding upcoming international releases (both British and American screens will receive the film on the 20th of June), and this is a tough one to call. Still, I'm glad Warner have allowed their stalwart Clint to make this movie his way. John Logan worked on the screenplay alongside former Woody Allen collaborator Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice, who adapted their musical book.