It’s nearly impossible to name a man who exudes zaddy-ness as much as Stanley Tucci. It is his ethos, his raison d’être; it seeps from his every pore and collects in pools at his elegant, loafer-shod feet.
But just when you’re ready to crown Tucci the king of zaddies, here comes Colin Firth, noted Mr. Darcy and sweater wearer. Firth was also absolutely perfect in his younger years (remember Pride and Prejudice’s pond scene?), but, like Tucci, he’s grown into himself with aplomb, getting even more dashing now that he’s over 50.
So what exactly are we supposed to do about a movie in which Firth and Tucci both appear, as partners of 20 years, other than simply being rendered speechless? Because that’s exactly what’s happening in Supernova, a forthcoming romance that’s nabbed early distribution deals after a six-week shoot in England. Are we not supposed to picture them involved in the most intimate act two men can engage in: sitting down to a sumptuous meal of roast chicken and pinot noir in front of a roaring fire?
In the film, which is directed by Harry Macqueen, Firth and Tucci play Sam and Tusker, two partners traveling across England by RV before Tusker’s early-onset dementia catches up with them.
Not much other information has been made available about Supernova, but solely based on that description, I can predict hysterical sobbing in all of our futures. Until it comes out, at least we have the fantasy of a perfect, cozy, knit-clad, supportive union between Firth and Tucci to sustain ourselves.
Originally Appeared on Vogue