The great Hugo Weaving, the actor best known in America as Agent Smith from "The Matrix" trilogy, is back in front of the camera in the Australian release "The Tender Hook." After spending the last few years doing mainly voice work on films like "Transformers" (he was Megatron) and "Happy Feet" (I’m assuming he was a penguin), Weaving will be front and center in "Tender," playing a violent English boxing promoter in 1920’s Sydney.
"The Tender Hook" co-stars Rose Byrne ("Damages") as the woman busy cuckolding our erstwhile Agent Smith. Because I like Weaving so much and because I know you will probably never see this film I have decided to print the entire synopsis:
Set in a stylized version of the 1920’s, "The Tender Hook" tells the story of Iris, a beautiful young woman caught at the apex of a dangerous love triangle. Her English lover McHeath, a rogue boxing promoter, suspects her involvement with his new young protégé Art. In a flawed moral landscape each struggles to retain their personal sovereignty as McHeath is provoked to acts of jealousy and violence. Ultimately Iris’s desires lead them all to an unexpected and destructive final destination.
"The Tender Hook" will be released on September 18, but considering that it is also listed as being rated "M" I’m thinking that it may not be bound for these shores anytime soon. So if you dig Hugo Weaving and want to see him plow through a ‘flawed moral landscape’ – best fill up on the trailer while you can.