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No preview of Sheridan's latest movie for US critics

Jim Sheridan’s latest offering, starring Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig, is avoiding US critics before being released to the general public. And no one seems sure why.

A still from the movie Dream House.
A still from the movie Dream House.

ACCLAIMED IRISH DIRECTOR Jim Sheridan seems to be shying away from critics ahead of the release of his new movie, Dream House.

According to a blog on the Los Angeles Times’ website, the film starring Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig, will not be screened for critics prior to its release in the US on Friday.

It seems unusual for Sheridan – the man behind the camera for critic favourites such as In the Name of the Father and My Left Foot – to avoid reviewers.

24 Frames blogger Steven Zeitchik comes to the conclusion that the movie’s distributors, Universal Pictures, must believe the story about a New York power couple relocating to a cursed house in New England will pan with critics.

The film’s producers or distributors had no comment to make on the matter.

It is yet unclear if Irish critics will get a chance to see the film before it goes on general release here on November 25.

However, the first official trailer for the supernatural thriller was released yesterday:

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