One of many greatest gross sales at this 12 months’s Sundance Movie Competition was author/director Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation. Shortly after the movie premiered within the midnight part (which is often reserved for horror movies), Neon and AGBO teamed as much as land the rights to the buzzed about Sundance title at simply over $10 million , making it the very best value paid for a title this 12 months.
If you happen to haven’t but heard of the movie, the film facilities on 4 teenage women in a city the place everybody’s texts, pictures and web historical past will get leaked by an nameless hacker, and the corresponding insanity that occurs when everybody is aware of all the pieces about you. Not like some movies that really feel like they had been created by a studio committee, Levinson has rather a lot to say about what’s happening in in the present day’s society together with poisonous masculinity, racism, violence and a lot extra. It is smart why the movie has individuals speaking, and that it will land such a giant deal — I can completely see Assassination Nation enjoying large to the demographic being depicted on display screen.
Shortly earlier than I bought to see the movie, I sat down with Sam Levinson, Colman Domingo, Hari Nef, Anika Noni Rose, Odessa Younger, Maude Apatow, and Joel McHale to speak in regards to the movie on the Collider Studio in Park Metropolis. They spoke about the place the thought got here from, what it was in regards to the script that excited the solid, the problem of filming a five-minute steady take, and in addition shared some memorable moments from filming, how the script actually understands teenaged women, and a lot extra.
Try what they needed to say within the participant above and under is an inventory of precisely what we talked about.
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Sam Levinson, Colman Domingo, Hari Nef, Anika Noni Rose, Odessa Younger, Maude Apatow, and Joel McHale:
- Levinson discusses what the film’s about and the place the thought for the movie got here from.
- What was it in regards to the script and the challenge that made the solid need to be within the movie?
- They focus on the dialogue and the way it will get teenaged women proper.
- What are their most memorable moments from filming?
- Levinson talks about riling up a bunch of extras into an all-out mob.
- They discuss how everybody needs to be on their sport once they’re engaged on such a restricted taking pictures schedule.