Guy Pearce Spills New Details on 'Like Crazy' Director's Next Project

May 23, 2012
Source: The Playlist

Guy Pearce

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?

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I'm big fan of cinematic arts. I think cinema is most important environmental entertainment I love every genre and subgenre of it This newcomer director would have bright future, but I think every great director has his own style This one must stick to his style and choose good script (or even special) I really very like crazy stupid love Love newcomers a lot Adrian Lyne is my favorite director in "Romance Thriller" genre, I hope this walk in line of Adrian lyne either I miss very very very much for Adrian

Ehsan Davodi on May 24, 2012

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