Film Arthur Newman, the "lost" Emily Blunt film (lost as in not released in the UK) finally has a release date over here but with a title change. Presumably because we could care less what his surname is, even though the synopsis somewhat suggests he's the protagonist and he's played by Colin Firth, it's now called Arthur and Mike, which instead suggests its about two blokes, even though Mike is Blunt's character. Lord knows why it's taken two years to be released here. The IMDb says Momentum Pictures had the rights in 2012 but didn't do anything with them. My only guess is because of the story's similarity to this case (it's also about a man who fakes his own death) and there being legal issues. Or the film not doing particularly well in the States. Either way, finally and well done to Arrow Films for having a go with it instead.
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014