Mann, whose prior credit embrace “Kong: Cranium Island” and “Me and Earl and the Dying Woman,” stars as Harrison Hardy reverse Malkovich’s Dr. Karn. The film is billed as a darkish comedy, and so Malkovich’s presence as an eccentric, sinister physician who wears cute bows in his hair is not misplaced. The very best darkish comedies lean into the pure absurdities of terrible conditions — consider a buck bare David Naughton awakening in a zoo enclosure after an evening of lycanthropy in “An American Werewolf in London.” It is simple to think about the pitfalls and potentialities surrounding reincarnation, particularly if the death-rebirth course of may be honed and wielded. Personally, I am hoping that Malkovich’s good physician adjustments just a little bit every time he reveals up, like so many iterations of the identical soul leaping from vessel to vessel. Let’s not act just like the Primetime Emmy winner is averse to the unusual and weird.
Malkovich just lately wrapped on the pandemic-inspired motion thriller “The Survivalist” alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and we’ll quickly hear his voice as Chief Engineer Pollard in “Unsinkable,” a multi-episode audio drama about WWII cargo ship San Demetrio, referred to as the ship that would not die. Us mortals are out of luck, nevertheless, for the secret film Malkovich made with Robert Rodriguez, which will not drop till the 12 months 2115. The place’s reincarnation once you actually need it?
“Chariot” releases on April 15, 2022.