[{"id":10677,"title":"Bolden","content":"Charles \u201cBuddy\u201d Bolden grew up in New Orleans at the end of 19th century to forge a new kind of music. Fusing blues, ragtime, and gospel with an improvisational urgency anchored by his cornet\u2019s sensual sound, Bolden \u201cinvented\u201d jazz, one of America\u2019s few indigenous art forms and its earliest and most important cultural export.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nInspired by the life of Buddy Bolden and told in a dynamically immersive style, the inventive, atmospheric film, from a script by Pritzker and David Rothschild, imagines Bolden\u2019s eventful, tragic life, the social context in which his revolutionary music was conceived, and the resounding influence he had on artists like Louis Armstrong and on the musical form itself.\r\n\r\nBOLDEN has been a passion project for director and writer Dan Pritzker for decades. A guitarist for the Chicago-based rock\/soul\/R&B band Sonia Dada, Pritzker became aware of Bolden\u2019s life story when he was recommended a nonfiction book with a tantalizing description. \u201cI was touring with Sonia Dada, and a friend of mine said he was reading about \u2018this guy who invented jazz\u2019 \u2014 that got my attention!\u201d Pritzker recalls. \u201cIt sounds like a ridiculous concept, like saying someone invented lightning. But Bolden was the shaman who flipped the lights on. Musically, he laid the foundation for what jazz came to be, and for pop culture in America.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cDon\u2019s book was an invaluable place to start,\u201d says Pritzker. \u201cIt was basic history, and there were also passages in it that theorized about moments in Bolden\u2019s life. For instance, Marquis conjectured that Bolden went to a certain school because of the way he wrote the letter B, based on the only signature of his we have, on clarinet player Frank White\u2019s marriage certificate.\u201d\r\n\r\nAfter Pritzker contacted Marquis, the author took Pritzker on a tour of locations crucial to Bolden\u2019s New Orleans, including his home and the sites where he played. Then the filmmaker turned to historian Bruce Raeburn, curator of the Hogan Jazz Archives at Tulane University and Assistant Dean of Libraries for Special Collections, who provided vital biographical information about Bolden as well as sociopolitical and historical context and how it related to Bolden\u2019s music. \u201cBeing a musician himself, Dan appreciates American music and how significant it became over the course of the 20th century,\u201d says Raeburn. \u201cHe delved into the historical and cultural context of early twentieth century New Orleans, a complicated place where racism and segregation influenced the way people behaved. In neighborhoods like the Treme and Central City sections, where Bolden grew up, there was a new culture just beginning to realize itself. But it begins with a black vernacular sensibility. It\u2019s the emergence of black voices in the American experience. He brought a passion for Bolden, and that was fundamental to what he wanted to bring to the film.\u201d\r\n\r\nHowever, the more Pritzker researched, the more he realized how scant the historical record of Bolden\u2019s actual life was, including, shockingly, his music, which was never officially recorded. \u201cBolden represents what makes American popular music internationally successful,\u201d says Raeburn \u2014\u00a0yet no recording of him exists, and Bolden never wrote down his arrangements.\r\n\r\nTo play Buddy Bolden, Pritzker was initially drawn to British actor Gary Carr because of the actor\u2019s theater experience, sensing that the rigorous training of the stage would allow him to delve into the talent and madness of Bolden in a singularly expressive way. It also helped that Carr \u2014 known in the US for HBO\u2019s The Deuce and a product of \u00a0British Theatre and TV including Downton Abbey and Death in Paradise \u2014 is a trained musician and played a jazz singer on Downton Abbey.\r\n\r\nTo play Buddy Bolden, Carr discovered freedom in imagination. \u201cThere was hardly any information about Bolden,\u201d says Carr. \u201cThere was no music for me to reference, not much written or photographic documentation. I had this script and the book In Search of Buddy Bolden, which illustrated what Bolden\u2019s life could have been. However, there was much room for interpretation. It gave me a lot to play with. So, I had the world that he lived in New Orleans, information about the politics of the time and the Jim Crow south, and the way insanity was treated. It was a fascinating opportunity, and a magical kind of challenge.\u201d\r\n\r\nWhile Carr has a background in music, jazz was a different animal, especially Bolden\u2019s groundbreaking style. Another issue: Carr\u2019s instrument of choice was the piano, not a horn.\r\n\r\nWith music naturally being a crucial part of BOLDEN, the filmmakers knew there needed to be magic on the soundtrack. Enter Wynton Marsalis.\u00a0 \u201cWe knew we needed someone with the musical prowess and deep passion for New Orleans music, so Wynton Marsalis would be our first (and only), choice to join the project,\u201d says producer Jon Cornick. \u00a0\u201cI had friends in common with Wynton\u2019s manager, Ed Arrendell, and so I contacted him. \u00a0Although Ed was a bit skeptical, he was certainly intrigued and at the end of our conversation, Ed said he would get back to me in a few days. \u00a0Ninety minutes later, he called me and said Wynton would like to have dinner with Dan and I in New York in the coming week! \u00a0It was a great moment when I called Dan to let him know.\"\r\n\r\nAs Nora \u2014\u00a0Buddy Bolden\u2019s wife, who, despite her deep love for Buddy, has to contend with his drinking, womanizing and descent into madness \u2014 Yaya DaCosta (The Nice Guys, And So It Goes, TV\u2019s Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Ugly Betty) connected with the inner fire that Nora found during the difficult times. \"Everyone wants something from Buddy. Nora wants to be in a relationship with the man she loves,\" she says. The role provided a chance to reflect on the era BOLDEN took place in, and the challenges that African-Americans faced in New Orleans across the nation, then and now. \u201cBeing on set in New Orleans, in costume, with all those actors reminded me in a visceral way of what some of my ancestors might have felt,\u201d says DaCosta. \u201cIt was beautiful and scary and powerful. \u00a0It was such a privilege to be in a film like this.\u201d\r\n\r\nSurrounding the actors in sets and costumes that fit the era and the atmosphere was tasked to a production team who knew the perfect notes to hit. Costume designer Colleen Morris, who\u2019s worked on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Deuce, created a meticulous wardrobe. Morris was uniquely prepared for the job, with expert knowledge of period fabrics and jazz and Buddy Bolden himself. \u201cMy dad was a huge Louis Armstrong fan, so of course I knew the name Buddy Bolden, but we never could find anything out about him. When I realized what this film was, it was inspiring. It felt like my participation was meant to be,\u201d Morris explains.\r\n\r\nPritzker employed actual dance choreography to inform another character in the movie: Buddy Bolden as a child, who is seen through the adult Buddy\u2019s addled memory and insanity. To underscore the poetic hallucinatory nature of his childhood recollections, Pritzker staged a gorgeous and surreal series of intercuts, transporting us back to his boyhood with his mother, a seamstress. For those scenes, Pritzker enlisted Tony-winning actor choreographer Hinton Battle (Miss Saigon, Sophisticated Ladies) to design an ethereal dance scene.\r\n\r\nJazz legend Wynton Marsalis, an Executive Producer of BOLDEN and the guiding force behind the music in the film, says that he\u2019s hopeful the film will shed light on Buddy Bolden \u201cSo that people can understand another aspect of our history and our culture.\u201d","post_image":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/04\/bolden-150x150.jpg","big_image":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/04\/bolden.jpg","post_excerpt":"Charles \u201cBuddy\u201d Bolden grew up in New Orleans at the end of 19th century to forge a new kind of music. Fusing blues, ragtime, and gospel with an improvisational urgency anchored by his cornet\u2019s sensual sound, Bolden \u201cinvented\u201d jazz, one of America\u2019s few indigenous art forms and its earliest and most important cultural export.","post_date":"17th April 2019, 16:07:59","french_date":"17 avril 2019, 16:07:59","post_date_gmt":"2019-04-17 20:07:59","comment_count":"0","author_name":"MoreMovieDetails","post_url":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/bolden\/"},{"id":10671,"title":"The Intruder","content":"When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nScreenwriter David Loughery is no stranger to the kind of domestic thriller that puts everyday people in the crosshairs of unhinged interlopers, as evidenced by the movies Lakeview Terrace and Obsessed. When he was searching for a new vein of highly charged menace around which to build a screenplay, he thought about a certain community staple.\r\n\r\nSays Loughery, \u201cIn every neighborhood, there\u2019s an older, retired guy who is completely obsessed with his house and his property, and his yard, and he keeps everything in meticulous shape, and it\u2019s a reflection of him. The house, the property, represents him. And I thought, what if a guy like this had to give up his property? Had to sell his property? Was forced to do it. Would he be able to really let go of that place? Would he be able to stay away, or would he have to come back and make sure that the people he sold it to were taking care of it in the way that he needed them to take care of it?\u201d\r\n\r\nThat inspiration led to the creation of unnervingly fixated retiree Charlie Peck, a disturbing scenario that arises from a married couple purchasing his house, and a screenplay that was at the time called Motivated Seller. After a few years in which it sat in Loughery\u2019s drawer \u2013 \u201cI didn\u2019t really know what to do with it,\u201d says Loughery \u2013 the writer\u2019s manager eventually read it, and realized it needed to be made. When the script got into the hands of producer Mark Burg of the Saw franchise, the ball was rolling.\r\n\r\nSays Burg, \u201cDavid wrote Lakeview Terrace, which I thought was great. He wrote Obsessed, which I thought was terrific, and he wrote Passenger 57, which I loved. He just created a really unique idea, and I happened to be on the set of a movie called Traffik, directed by Deon Taylor, and I said, \u2018Deon, I just read this script on the plane. You may want to check this out, I think there\u2019s something to this.\u2019 He\u2019s in the middle of directing a movie, and he calls me the next day and says, \u2018I love it. I want to make it.\u2019 It all happened very quick, over a Saturday morning.\u201d\r\n\r\nLoughery couldn\u2019t believe how rapidly the movie was coming together. \u201cWithin a week, I had met Deon and loved the guy,\u201d he says. \u201cHe loved the script. This is the fastest I\u2019ve ever seen a script go into production. [Deon] made it come true, and it\u2019s really a thrill. Most of the directors I run into are just very jaded, a lot laid back, but Deon just has this kind of life force that makes you feel like, \u2018Wow, I\u2019ve got to get on the train with this guy \u2018cause I think he\u2019s going somewhere.\u2019\u201d\r\n\r\nWhen it came to making Charlie Peck a flesh-and-blood figure of sympathy, then pity, then deception and menace, director Deon Taylor had only a few people in mind to play the character, but at the top of that list was versatile, acclaimed actor Dennis Quaid. His pitch to the actor was simple: he wanted to give Quaid a shot at his own Jack Torrance in The Shining or Annie Wilkes in Misery, roles that Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates, respectively, turned into iconic cinematic nightmares for audiences everywhere. Screenwriter David Loughery has known Quaid for decades, since Quaid starred in Loughery\u2019s first produced script, Dreamscape, and says Quaid was on his mind from the moment he was putting Charlie to paper.\r\n\r\nNailing down the source of your movie\u2019s terror is one thing, casting the right actors to play Annie and Scott, the loving couple whose own sensitive relationship is given a workover by Charlie\u2019s interloping ways, was just as tricky. Luckily, the creative team landed Meagan Good to embody the harrowing journey Annie goes through. Good had already met with Deon Taylor once on a different project, so when the actress got her hands on The Intruder, knowing Taylor was involved, she got especially excited. In Annie, Good had a meaty role with a delicate mission: make her initial trust in Charlie believable, until the writing was on the wall.\r\n\r\nMichael Ealy, was cast as Annie\u2019s husband Scott. Ealy was attracted to The Intruder not only because it was a powerful story with a nail-biting premise, but that it offered a chance to work opposite Dennis Quaid. \u201cHe was a big factor in why I decided to do it,\u201d says Ealy. \u201cI kind of grew up on his work. The first time I remember seeing him was in Enemy Mine opposite Lou Gossett, Jr. and he was incredible. He\u2019s just got such a legacy in terms of who he\u2019s worked with, and his consistency as an actor. It was an opportunity to play with Roger Federer, and I want to play against the best.\u201d\r\n\r\nThere\u2019s no The Intruder without a house for Charlie Peck to obsess over, and with Vancouver needing to sub for the Napa Valley, the search for the right estate to enchant Scott and Annie \u2013 and inspire terrifying behavior in Charlie \u2013 was a central quest for the creative team.\r\n\r\nDirector Deon Taylor credits veteran Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Dante Spinotti, whom he worked with on Traffik, with instilling in him the importance of a great location. Says Taylor, \u201cAs a filmmaker, you look at locations all the time, \u2018That\u2019s cool, that\u2019s great,\u2019 but do you really take time to look at the location? Dante was one of the first people to ever sit me down and explain to me how important a location was to a scene. So when we got ready to do a movie like this, we were riding all around Vancouver looking. I looked at 70 houses at least, maybe 150 when I count online. But it was the same cabin you see in every movie. It was just a house, the house you see on the posters for a scary movie. And I\u2019m like man, that\u2019s not it.\u201d\r\n\r\nProducer Roxanne Avent says she prefers a practical location to a set because she believes audiences respond more to a real place, but even she couldn\u2019t believe the production\u2019s luck that they found Foxglove, and how it spoke to the romance in the story, and the scary parts later.\r\n\r\nAs accommodating as the owners were to a month of shooting at their home, they still needed to okay changes production designer Andrew Neskoromny wanted to make to the outside so that it fit the story they were trying to tell. Mostly that meant trimming enough of the covering foliage so that the house could be more easily seen, painting shutters, installing a new door, and working on the exterior walls to the extent that the house\u2019s historical splendor remained, yet looked like an ongoing project for a fastidious owner like Charlie.\r\n\r\nNormally for a movie so dependent on one location, interiors would be built on a stage. But Taylor wanted to shoot at the house as much as possible, which Neskoromny looked at as a worthy challenge. \u201cThere was a certain claustrophobic quality to it that he didn\u2019t want to lose,\u201d says Neskoromny. \u201cAnd sometimes you can lose that within a set, because the walls can come apart, everything is flexible, and you\u2019re able to get a camera anywhere you want, even be below the floor. You can\u2019t do that at a practical location. At the same time, there are challenges, because you\u2019re dealing with stunts, and you have to change doorways, and remodel the architecture in certain areas, all within existing parameters. All of those things were an added level of challenge in working in this house as opposed to building a set.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u00a0","post_image":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/04\/the-intruder-movie-150x150.jpg","big_image":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/04\/the-intruder-movie.jpg","post_excerpt":"When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.","post_date":"16th April 2019, 11:39:46","french_date":"16 avril 2019, 11:39:46","post_date_gmt":"2019-04-16 15:39:46","comment_count":"0","author_name":"MoreMovieDetails","post_url":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/the-intruder\/"},{"id":10659,"title":"Long Shot","content":"When Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYears before he first teamed with Seth Rogen and producer Evan Goldberg on The Interview, screenwriter Dan Sterling set out to see if he could enchant a character who had become entirely disenchanted. Then, Sterling was a writer on the irreverently topical The Daily Show. He started thinking about a guy who, not unlike himself at that time, had become cynical about everything from politics to love, because none of it seemed to be working very well. What if such a guy fell in love with a woman so full of vigor, power and light, he had to adjust his own view of the world just to have the most remote shot with her?\r\n\r\nThus was born Fred Flarsky, an unapologetically opinionated, gonzo-style journalist still trying to make his mark in an age of corporate media. \u201cI saw Flarsky as a guy who is creeping up on middle age, whose career as a journalist is on the verge of dying and he\u2019s adrift in a lot of ways,\u201d Sterling describes. \u201cAnd then I asked myself: who would be the most unforgettable, most powerful woman Fred Flarsky could possibly pursue?\u201d\r\n\r\nThat in turn led to the creation of Charlotte Field, the flame Fred\u2019s been unable to put out since boyhood: his utterly unattainable babysitter, who from the second he met her inspired him\u2026and seemed light years out of reach. Unsurprisingly to Flarsky, the wondrous Charlotte went on to become one of the most impressive and influential women in the world, while he\u2019s been muckraking for the local Brooklyn Advocate.\r\n\r\nPoint Grey Pictures made its debut with the critically acclaimed 50\/50 and went on to bring such hits as the Neighbors series, The Interview, Sausage Party and Blockers to the screen. But the company had never made anything with the scale, polish and mix of comedy and romanace that Long Shot would demand. The idea of stretching their comedy into the global sphere presented an exhilarating challenge. \u201cWe haven\u2019t ever gone into this world before and that felt really exciting,\u201d says Goldberg. \u201cIt just seemed really fun that in the middle of international negotiations you suddenly have a classic odd couple thing going on.\u201d\r\n\r\nThen the team went in search of director who could blend Rogen and Theron, politics and pratfalls, awkward relationships and savvy foreign relations with warm yet unbridled humor. Point Grey couldn\u2019t help but think of Jonathan Levine, who had directed 50\/50 for them. \u201c50\/50 had to balance emotion and humor and that\u2019s exactly what we needed for Long Shot,\u201d says Rogen. \u201cEven though Long Shot couldn\u2019t be set in a more different world, the fact that we knew Jon can mix weight and lightness, which is so hard to do, was really important. He also made Warm Bodies, a movie where a girl falls in love with a zombie and it worked, which is crazy. So he just seemed like the perfect guy to do this.\u201d\r\n\r\nSurrounding Fred and Charlotte is a cast of comical characters from their disparate worlds. They include Fred\u2019s life-long best friend Lance, who has never let him down; no matter his misadventures. From the minute Fred re-encounters Charlotte, Lance is there, convincing him he\u2019s good enough to pursue the impossible. Taking the role is O\u2019Shea Jackson Jr., an actor and rapper (under the stage name OMG) best known for playing his real-life father, Ice Cube, in Straight Outta Compton.\r\n\r\nJackson especially enjoyed having the chance to bounce off Rogen\u2019s comic instincts and says the entire ensemble is what made the film such an unusual experience. \u201cYou had everybody adding their own special spices to the soup, which is what makes it a dish,\u201d he sums up. \u201cWe all had so much fun with each other and I think that comes through in the feel of the movie.\u201d\r\n\r\nBehind Charlotte stands a loyal staff, and no one is more devoted to her than her rabidly meticulous Chief of Staff, Maggie, whose job is to solve every problem long before one arises. Naturally, Maggie\u2019s consummate skills sniff out Fred Flarsky as an issue from the second Charlotte decides to hire him. Taking the role is Grace and Frankie star June Diane Raphael.\r\n\r\nTheron adored both Maggie and Raphael\u2019s portrayal. \u201cI really like the way the script captures the real work dynamic between two women in powerful positions who each want the other to only have the best,\u201d she says. \u201cJunie is so incredibly funny but she always comes from this place of heart and she was always there for me.\u201d\r\n\r\nLONG SHOT is the rare modern comedy that jets around the world\u2019s hot spots, moving from New York and Washington D.C. to France, Sweden, Argentina, Japan and the Philippines \u2026 and from formal dinners of state to explosive coup d\u2019\u00e9tats. The creative challenges of a comedy with so many locations and moving parts only made it more exciting for the filmmakers. \u201cThe story has scope and scale that\u2019s not only a lot of fun for a comedy but also separates it from other movies we\u2019ve done,\u201d notes Weaver.\r\n\r\nTo bring it all to life, and let the comedy roll in such sophisticated settings, Levine worked with a versatile crew led by director of photography Yves B\u00e9langer, who has shot such acclaimed dramas as Dallas Buyer\u2019s Club and Brooklyn, as well as the award-winning TV series Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects; production designer Kalina Ivanov, whose work includes Wonder and the Oscar\u00ae-winning Little Miss Sunshine; and costume designer Mary Vogt, who recently designed Crazy Rich Asians.","post_image":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/04\/long-shot-150x150.jpg","big_image":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/04\/long-shot.jpg","post_excerpt":"Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she\u2019s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for\u2026well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush.","post_date":"5th April 2019, 13:35:47","french_date":"5 avril 2019, 13:35:47","post_date_gmt":"2019-04-05 17:35:47","comment_count":"0","author_name":"MoreMovieDetails","post_url":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/long-shot\/"},{"id":10653,"title":"After","content":"Tessa Young (Josephine Langford) is a dedicated student, dutiful daughter to her single mother Carol (Selma Blair) and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart Noah (Dylan Arnold). When Noah and Carol drop Tessa off for her first year of college, her course is clear: get good grades to continue on her path to finding a successful career and living happily ever after. But her roommate Steph (Khadijha Red Thunder) has other ideas, wooing Tessa to experience the social side of college by introducing her to her wild group of friends (Samuel Larsen, Inanna Sarkis, Pia Mia, Swen Temmel), including Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAfter is based on Anna Todd\u2019s best-selling novel After, which became a publishing sensation after beginning as fan fiction on the social storytelling sharing platform Wattpad. The After series includes five books from Todd that have been read more than 1.5 billion times on Wattpad. The Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books have published four books in the series that are now available in 40 countries.\r\n\r\nAfter \u2013 an authentic tale of first love and self-discovery \u2013 began as fan-fiction online, posted one chapter at a time, almost daily, with the fans weighing in on what author Anna Todd was creating. \u201cThe beginning of After was me reading fan fiction,\u201d says author Anna Todd. \u201cI've always loved fan fiction, and I saw on Instagram where people were writing fan fiction about the band One Direction. I was the only one of my adult friends who liked One Direction's music. There's something infectious about them and their music that makes people happy. I joined the app Wattpad so I could read it. I had never thought about really writing fan fiction myself.\u201d\r\n\r\nSoon Todd had read everything available about the boy band on Wattpad, an online social storytelling platform where you can read and write for free. \u201cI only wanted to read fan fiction about One Direction specifically, so I though I'll just write a chapter. It was literally this random thought. I'm glad I didn't really think about it, otherwise I would've never done it,\u201d laughs Todd. \u201cI'll write a chapter to entertain myself. After about three months it really started picking up, and eventually crashed the website. Wattpad reached out to me about publishing it as a novel. The book went to an auction and I got to choose the editor and publishing house that I wanted, which is literally like a writer's dream come true.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe main male character in the posts was, at first, inspired by one of the band\u2019s popular singers, whose name\u2019s initials matched Anna\u2019s character\u2019s. \u201cBut Hardin Scott definitely became the exact opposite of what Harry Styles seems to be in real life. Once I wrote that first chapter, nothing about One Direction stuck in my head, beside their appearances. Nobody in my story is even in a band, no one sings. Nobody is even British in the book, except Hardin.\u201d\r\n\r\nProducer Jennifer Gibgot was the first filmmaker to come on board. \u201cWhen I first set this project up, it was still the beginning of Instagram. I\u2019m not sure if I even had Facebook at the time,\u201d shares Gibgot. \u201cWhen my daughter put me on Instagram, and Anna posted a picture of the two of us, all of a sudden all of these young girls from all over the world would write me these direct messages through my social media. That was when I really became aware of what a big thing this was becoming.\u201d\r\n\r\nMark Canton, iconic film and television producer (300, \u201cPower\u201d) and studio executive known for many action franchises, and Courtney Solomon, a writer\/producer\/director with great success in the horror genre, were the next two producers brought into the fold. As Canton remembers, \u201cCourtney got the material and asked me to take a read and I was amazed that this had never been done. It's about a time in one\u2019s life, college, where often one has a first love, a first romance, first passion, first love-making, and first heartbreak. \u201d\r\n\r\nCasting began about six months prior to filming After, and the roles of Tessa and Hardin were essential to get right. \u201cHardin Scott was written loosely based on a famous UK singer - Harry Styles - as original inspiration, so we obviously had to cast a British guy for authenticity,\u201d says Solomon. \u201cWe did a good two months of casting in the UK and narrowed it down.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cWe found Hero early on in the process,\u201d remembers Gage. \u201cHis tape from London was one of the first auditions that we all saw. We didn't meet him in person until later, but even on tape there was something about his vulnerability in his performance that really captivated me. He was perfect for Hardin.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe search for the role of Tessa proved to be more challenging and continued until just before shooting began. \u201cWe did a long search for our Tessa and had actually cast an incredible actress, but then due to scheduling conflicts, we had to open up the search again,\u201d explains Gibgot. \u201cAt the exact right moment, this girl happened to Skype in from Perth, Australia auditioning for the role of Molly, and the second she came on screen, I said \u2018That is our Tessa.\u2019\u201d\r\n\r\nLangford recalls, \u201cI was back home and did a self-tape for Molly, then I did a Skype callback, then a week later when I was waiting to hear back about Molly, I got a call at 5:00AM from my agents who said, \u2018The producers want to meet with you for the lead role.\u2019 So I got on a plane with about sixteen hours\u2019 notice, read the script on the plane to LA, had a meeting and about two other meetings and then got the job.\u201d","post_image":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/04\/after-movie-150x150.jpg","big_image":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/04\/after-movie.jpg","post_excerpt":"In After, the romance is also tinged with mystery, as for most of the story, the audience is kept in the dark about Hardin\u2019s secret and the brewing threat to his relationship with Tessa. ","post_date":"4th April 2019, 10:08:27","french_date":"4 avril 2019, 10:08:27","post_date_gmt":"2019-04-04 14:08:27","comment_count":"0","author_name":"MoreMovieDetails","post_url":"https:\/\/moremoviedetails.com\/after\/"}]