Colin Farrell may not be the first guy who comes to mind when it comes to romantic leading men, but then again, London Boulevard is far from your typical love story. Farrell stars as Mitchell, an ex-con who's hired to protect an actress (Keira Knightley). The two naturally get involved with each other (is anyone else reminded of The Bodyguard?), but a mafia boss complicates matters when he ensnares Mitchell in his dirty-handed business.
I'm hopeful that Farrell and Knightley's chemistry will keep this film from feeling like just another bad-guy-trying-to-go-straight story. Also to its credit: William Monahan, who wrote The Departed, is directing. The film is due out next year, but take a look at the trailer when you read more.