Another round of living legends vs. young ingeues
Jennifer Ehle, 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Pro: Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to “The Hurt Locker” has been kept so tightly under wraps – even a recent trailer kept things refreshingly enigmatic – that there's not much we can tell you about Ehle's performance other than the fact that she's in it. But hey, let's fly blind here: the film looks strong and Ehle, a BAFTA and two-time Tony Award winner who's never received the big-screen vehicle she deserves, is a terrific actress. Here's hoping that adds up to something.
Con: Well, the fact that we don't know anything about this performance, for starters. Meanwhile, the film is rumored to be a strong showcase for Jessica Chastain in the lead category – will a supporting actress have room to shine here?
- Guy Lodge