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First Look at Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as Vampires in Jim Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Surely this won't be your average vampire story

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive
Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive

One of my most anticipated films of 2013 is Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive in which Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star as a pair of vampires that have been in love across centuries.

The story follows Adam (Hiddleston), an underground musician reunites with his centuries-old lover (Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska).

This, of course, isn't going to be your typical vampire story as Jim Jarmusch delivers anything but typical films. Personally I haven't been much of a fan of his more recent work, but as I've been exploring his earlier films there is a lot of greatness to be found in films such as Mystery Train and Down by Law and I still need to see Stranger Than Paradise.

The first look image above comes via The Playlist and Only Lovers Left Alive is currently without a distributor, but a Cannes Film Festival premiere would seem most likely.

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  • David Gaillardetz

    Two great actors right there, so I am intrigued.

  • Gabbie

    So um, yeah, Tom looks hot, so does Tilda, Now I am very excited!

  • Genadijus

    Tilda is amazing actress. Definitely, one of the most anticipating movies of 2013.


    Brad, I hope you watch Stranger Than Paradise soon. It is my favorite film by Jarmusch. A classic indeed. I would like to know what you think of it. Also, I'm sick of vampire movies but I really want to see this one.