Greece-based thriller “Two Faces of January” is getting a U.S. VOD and theatrical release. The film will be available On Demand and iTunes August 28 and will then hit limited theaters across the nation on September 26.
Directed by Hossein Amini, the film is based on a 1964 novel by Patricia Highsmith and begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple’s hotel puts all three on the run and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio’s allegiance is put to the test.
“Two Faces of January” was partially filmed in Athens and Crete during the summer of 2012 and had its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year. The film had a theatrical release in Greece on June 19.