‘Wonder Wheel’ Trailer: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake Headline an All-Star Cast

Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake headline an incredible cast in Wonder Wheel, the latest from Woody Allen. Judging from this trailer, there seems to be more on this story’s mind than what we typically get from Allen.

Check out the trailer:

We’re in Coney Island in the 1950s. A lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) tells us a story that just might be filtered through his vivid imagination: a middle-aged carousel operator (James Belushi) and his beleaguered wife (Kate Winslet), who eke out a living on the boardwalk, are visited by his estranged daughter (Juno Temple)—a situation from which layer upon layer of all-too-human complications develop.

Winslet, Timberlake, Juno Temple, and James Belushi play the central quartet here. But if you notice, about half of the surviving members of The Sopranos appear to be here as well., including Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa, and Max Casella.

Personally, I enjoy the more suspenseful Woody Allen films, a la Match Point, my favorite of his in the 2000s. Sure, the mere thought of Woody Allen turns people off, but if you’re able to compartmentalize things in your head, this one looks highly entertaining.

Wonder Wheel is the latest feature to come from the ever-expanding Amazon Studios. It’s running at this month’s New York Film Festival, and will open in theaters December 1.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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