Confession time. David Fincher is my favorite living director, I grew up loving F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work (specifically his short stories), and I love Cate Blanchett in pretty much everything she’s ever been in. And that even goes for her Hepburning out in The Aviator. Oh, and I can handle Brad Pitt despite his inability to escape his own celebrity while acting.

That being said, I’ve had a really tough time trying to get excited about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It might be because the tone seemed sort of lackluster in the previous trailer or because I’m simply tired of the formulaic Oscar Bait preening, but no matter the reasoning, Paramount has unleashed a ton of material to help change my mind.

Brace yourself.

We’ve got new posters for Blanchett…

…and for Pitt…

…a fantastic new international trailer…

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…and six new production photos that you can largify by clicking on…

It may be sacrilege to admit that I still have to be won over on this bad boy, but the new trailer is a great start. The backward one-sheets are a good touch, too. It’s clear that Fincher is bringing a gorgeous eye to the style of this odd drama, so I’m hoping that on Christmas Day, I’ll be awe-struck and clapping right along with everyone else when it sweeps a ton of technical award nominations and a few creative award nods for The Oscars.

[via Paramount Pictures /]

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