Preview by: Jack Foley
OSCAR-winning actress, Kim Basinger, will be stripping off once
again, this Summer, for her latest role in Tom Williams
The Door in the Floor.
The film is described as a delicate tale of a young man's coming-of-age,
with a married couple's experience of trauma and loss, and marks
a big-screen adaptation of John Irving's acclaimed novel, A Widow
For One Year.
It is being billed as another successful and faithful adaptation
of an Irving novel, in the mould of The
Cider House Rules, and co-stars Jeff Bridges, Elle Fanning
and Jon Foster.
The film details a summer of trial separation between husband
and wife, Ted (Bridges), a popular childrens writer, and
Marion (Basinger), whose union was shattered by the loss of their
Though they have one remaining daughter (Elle Fanning), Ted hires
a greenhorn writing assistant, in the form of Eddie (played by
newcomer, Foster), who is expecting to learn writing from the
But while he is reduced to nothing more than a chauffeur for
the author, Eddie receives some unexpected and useful lessons
in manhood from the emotionally distant Marion, and an obsessive
crush blossoms into passionate first love.
The ensuing drama plays out against the scenic backdrop of the
family's scenic estate, in the Hamptons, as the tension between
the trio builds, and Eddie struggles to understand the reasons
for the family's painful disintegration.
According to several online sources, The Door in the Floor is
said to be rich in character, and another fine role for both Bridges
For newcomer, Foster, however, the prospect of appearing naked
onscreen with Basinger proved more than a little intimidating,
and he has confessed to being over-awed.
For Basinger, however, the prospect of stripping off is anything
of the sort, given her track record for raunchy roles, in films
ranging from Nine and a Half Weeks, to The Getaway.
That said, the actress, who won her Academy Award for LA Confidential,
has recently turned 50, and she will be following the likes of
Charlotte Rampling (The Swimming
Pool) and Meg Ryan (In The Cut)
in baring all during her latter years.
This film isnt just about the nudity, however, and is said
to contain a narrative which unfolds like a mystery,
allowing viewers the opportunity to unravel the details of this
The film will open in the UK later this year.