A reel from cinematographer Vanja Cernjul surfaced over the weekend, one that includes what is presumably the first peek of something from "Precious" writer Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut.
"Violet & Daisy" stars Alexis Bledel, aka Rory Gilmore, and Saoirse Ronan ("Atonement") as a pair of teen assassins in New York City. The film also stars James Gandolfini, the always good Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Danny "Machete" Trejo.
The video, which contains some brief nudity is slowly getting pulled down across the web (although you can probably still find it at Shadow & Act or The Playlist), includes footage Cerjul has shot for "Bored to Death," "Nurse Jackie" and "City Island."
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Gandolfini is of course no stranger to killers, and Ronan is fantastic playing one in her next film, "Hanna," but Bledel's involvement is a puzzle. She was great in "Gilmore Girls," but hasn't really shined in anything since.
The closest Bledel's come to this sort of material was in "Sin City," and even then, she was the prostitute not cut out for violence. That said, judging from the look in her eyes above, when she's pointing a gun, that may be what drew Fletcher to her.
The film is done shooting, but there's no word yet on a release date, look for it on the festival circuit.