First Look: 'Titanic' Duo Go Down Familiar Road in New Film

Their careers have taken off, their faces have aged slightly, and she has gone blond, but Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet still have the hots for each other on-screen.

More than a decade after they helped make "Titanic" the biggest film in box-office history, DiCaprio and Winslet reunite for "Revolutionary Road." Its poster gets a first look here, and the trailer makes its debut Friday with "The Duchess."

Based on the Richard Yates novel, "Road" tells the story of a young, successful couple living what appears to be a thriving life with their two children in 1950s Connecticut. But the mendacity of their suburban living sends them to France — and their relationship into a tailspin.

If it all sounds a bit like a certain hot TV show, there's good reason. Yates' novel has been cited as a primary influence on AMC's "Mad Men," which also features a couple living a life ruled by status.

"The country was at this point of prosperity and optimism, but there were fracture points," says Stacey Snider, co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks, which co-produced "Road." Yates' book "takes this unflinching look at the dreams not realized and the cost of those expectations."

"Road" also is one of a spate of romantic dramas, which are seeing a resurgence after losing popularity since "Titanic's" days. "Nights in Rodanthe," which reunites "Unfaithful" co-stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane, is out Sept. 26, and Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman star in the epic "Australia," due Nov. 26.

"They're seen as a bit of a gamble because they're not as popular or as bankable as, say, romantic comedies," says Chad Hartigan, analyst for industry tracking firm Exhibitor Relations.

But DiCaprio and Winslet, Hartigan says, have a history that could help.

"'Titanic' was the perfect storm of a movie," he says. "You had special effects guys liked, good reviews adults like and a chemistry between (DiCaprio and Winslet) that's really hard to capture. That has people talking — and interested to see if they still have it."

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