To this point we’ve seen little but singing, sweetness and hilarious dumb-blondiness from Amanda Seyfried. Discounting her work alongside Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body, her filmography is pretty clean, pretty safe and mostly good. The sexiest and most dangerous thing she’s done has been Alpha Dog, and that wasn’t really all that dangerous.
Enter Chloe, a new drama from Canadian director Atom Egoyan, in which Seyfried has been cast in the title role. She plays a young escort who is hired by a professional woman (Julianne Moore) to seduce her husband (Liam Neeson), whom she suspects of being the cheatin’ kind. This all unwinds as Chloe is not only successful, but adept in weaving a web of sexual desire through the entire family, including the wife. This is where this new French trailer — which we found via /Film — gets interesting. Notice the scenes in which a still very sexy Julianne Moore is being pursued by Seyfried’s Chloe. Sizzling, indeed.
Putting aside the sexiness and moving on to Seyfried, whose career seems to be on a consistent, if not steep upward slope. She’ll headline two major romantic comedies (quality aside) in 2010 and if the early buzz serves her well, she’ll get heaps of critical acclaim when Chloe finally bows in March. There appears to be an intensity to Ms. Seyfried that is yet to be explored, as if were waiting for a director such as Egoyan to come along and force it out. It should make for an interesting experience, assuming Liam Neeson keeps his clothes on.
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