Carey Mulligan's Greatest Good Enough For Theaters
Carey Mulligan's other Sundance '09 competition entry The Greatest has finally landed at indie distributor Paladin, according to a statement just over the transom at Movieline. She plays a teenager pregnant with the child of a boyfriend killed in a car accident; his own parents (Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan) and brother (Johnny Simmons) reluctantly take her in despite their overwhelming grief. Sarandon and Brosnan overdo it, but writer-director Shana Feste draws some excellent work from Mulligan, Simmons and their co-star Zoe Kravitz. Ultimately though, in An Education's Oscar wake, The Greatest may be best remembered as the one where Carey Mulligan a) cuts her hair, b) does a great American accent, and c) briefly goes topless. It arrives in limited release at the end of March.