First Look: Oscar Isaac & Garrett Hedlund Star in Monahan's 'Mojave'
by Ethan Anderton
March 6, 2015
After scripting thrillers like The Departed, Body of Lies and Edge of Darkness, in addition to making his directorial debut with London Boulevard, screenwriter William Monahan is back behind the camera for his sophomore effort, a new thriller called Mojave. The film was just announced as being part of the line-up at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, and with that news comes the first photos of the film with future Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac and TRON Legacy lead Garrett Hedlund. There's nothing too revealing, but Hedlund is sporting a new look, and the photos give off a pretty gritty, almost western vibe. Look now!
Here's the first photos from William Monohan's Mojave (via The Playlist):
Mojave is written and directed by William Monahan, director of London Boulevard and Oscar-winning screenwriter of Martin Scorsese's The Departed, Edge of Darkness and Body of Lies. Armed with little more than a knife and two handles of vodka, an on-edge desolated, violent Hollywood director (Garrett Hedlund of TRON Legacy) sets out to the Mojave Desert looking for solitude. But what he ends up finding is a homicidal, chameleon-like drifter (Oscar Isaac of A Most Violent Year) brandishing a rifle and claiming to be the Devil. The film premieres at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival but doesn't have an official release date.
Reader Feedback - 2 Comments
I'll give this a shot because Monahan is such a terrific writer. I'm not sure he's got the chops as a director though as London Blvd. was awful. I read the book by Ken Bruen of London Blvd. and it was terrific! Funny, smart, gritty, great characters. Monahan just gutted that book. Changed the actress character from being an old has been to a younger Kiera Knightley. I like her, but it changed the whole dynamic of the relationship. Monahan blew it so bad I still can't believe it. So I don't know about this new film of his, Mojave. It shot several years ago so I don't know what the hold up has been. Not a good thing for a film to have been sitting on the shelf for a few years; indicative of problems that's for certain.
Bo on Mar 7, 2015
Pretty dang good this looks. I expect a lot from Monahan. THE DEPARTED was a master stroke in film writing. Will be a good year for Isaac regardless of this film's quality.
DAVIDPD on Mar 7, 2015
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