Winter’s Tale (2014)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 58 mins

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Based on the Mark Helprin novel, Goldsman’s directorial debut centers on a thief (Colin Farrell) who breaks into the home of a bed-ridden young woman (Jessica Brown Findlay) and ends up falling in love with her.
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Did you know? Bella Heathcote, Lily Collins, Sarah Gadon, Gabriella Wilde and Elizabeth Olsen auditioned for the role that went to Jessica Brown Findlay. Read More
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as Peter Lake
as Beverly Penn
as Pearly Soames
as Dingy Worthington
as Ellis Isle Official
as Librarian
as Penn House Butler
as Adult Willa
as Gabriel
as Humpstone John
as Virginia Gamely
as Optometrist
as Gravesman
as Romeo Tan
as Cesar Tan
as Young Woman
as Girl in Bed
as Matt Bomer
as Oyster Boy
as Cecil Mature
as Young Willa
as Ellis Isle Doctor
as Custodian
as Abby
as Gwathmi
as Grand Central Short Tail
as Carriage Driver
as Butler
as Judge
as Isaac Penn


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First Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Label


Sound Designer
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Foley Artist
Sound Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Boom Operator


Production Designer
Art Director


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician


Stunt Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tom Hiddleston, Garrett Hedlund, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Luke Evans, Liam Hemsworth and Benjamin Walker were considered for the role of Peter Lake before Colin Farrell was cast.

Bella Heathcote, Lily Collins, Sarah Gadon, Gabriella Wilde and Elizabeth Olsen auditioned for the role that went to Jessica Brown Findlay.

Hans Zimmer had written most of the music for Winter's Tale (2014) before he had to leave to finish writing music for 12 Years a Slave (2013) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). Rupert Gregson-Williams was hired by his friend Zimmer to write the remaining score and to collaborate with him on the whole score, overall.

There was one report where Martin Scorsese had originally purchased the film rights to Winter's Tale, but he backed out for he deemed it "unfilmable".

When questioned by the Los Angeles Times about why Warner Bros. believed that he's the right man to write and direct the film, Akiva Goldsman replied: "I'm the kind of romantic that likes to find the meaning in things. Just in its natural course, life is sufficiently hard. And if you can find the hope underneath that, that there is connectedness and some reason to it, then there's some comfort in that. That's what I've learned anyway. And I think that feeling is in the movie."

Rhythm and Hues, the visual effects company were hired to create the visual effects before it went bankrupt in 2013. Framestore, the special effects company was hired to complete the visual effects work.