Guy Pearce Spills New Details on 'Like Crazy' Director's Next Project
Director Drake Doremus' Like Crazy blew me away when I saw it at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Doremus and his actors, Anton Yelchin and breakout star Felicity Jones, utilized a mostly improvisational technique that gave the long-distance romance story an organic feel that packed an emotional punch. Now Doremus plans to use that a similar technique on his next film, an untitled romantic thriller that stars Guy Pearce along with Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (Gone, Baby, Gone) and also Felicity Jones again. Pearce spoke with The Playlist and revealed some new information about what we can expect from this new movie.
Pearce called the film "a really tense, tense story about an inappropriate relationship between a young student, an exchange student and a school teacher." Sounds interesting, and Like Crazy has some really uncomfortable, tense moments, so we know that Doremus can handle this kind of material. This is also the first I'm hearing of Amy Ryan's involvement, and it's exciting to see a filmmaker you love get a shot at working with huge actors like that. (like Rian Johnson with Bruce Willis in Looper, out later this year). I like the "romantic thriller" aspect of Doremus' film, too, and it reminds me of the upcoming Shia LaBeouf movie The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. If those two films turn out to be good, maybe that's a subgenre that we'll start seeing more of in theaters. Interested?