Mei, a young viilage woman, leads a monotonous life in her dusty hometown in rural China, but unfulfilled, she leaves for Beijing. Tragedy strikes there, and her restless nature compels her to England, where she drifts through a series of affairs.
Paul Dano has done well for himself in the last two years. He has starred in two Oscar winning films ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘There Will Be Blood’ (not to mention survived Daniel Day-Lewis’ vigorous method acting in the latter of the two). Now it seems he is going down the rom-com road, in the upcoming film ‘Gigantic’ from first time director Matt Aselton.
The plot centres on a romance between a mattress salesman (Dano) and a woman he meets in his shop. Also starring in the film, will be Zooey Deschanel, who is currently working on M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Happening’.
After Dano finishes up work on ‘Gigantic’, he’s off to ‘The Good Heart’. Heart will reunite Dano with Brian Cox (the two worked together on ’L.I.E’. back in 2001) in a story about an older man who befriends a young homeless man and makes him is protégé.
Irish audiences can look forward to seeing Paul Dano in ‘There Will Be Blood’, coming to Irish cinemas Friday, 29th February. ‘Gigantic’ is expected to be released later this year.