We went to not just Florida, but Houston, traveling from NASA to NASA and checking everything out. Steve McQueen’s new movie “Widows” supports this theory. They’re living and breathing what they do, so there’s never any disconnect. ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Director Says Sequel Is “On the Back Burner”, 'Legally Blonde 3' Release Date Revealed, So Practice Your Bend and Snaps, Here's Why Chadwick Boseman's Upcoming Oscar Campaigns Might Make History, The 15 Best Family and Kids Movies on Netflix Right Now (October 2020). HAAS: I know. Collider: As an actor, in an industry that can and often is very unpredictable, what does that feel like to be in two films in Oscar contention, in the same year? Both Steven Spielberg and Chris Nolan are guys who are not aggressive, but are commanding type.
See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning and Emile Sherman are producing along with McQueen and Flynn. He’s just awesome. It is Lukas Haas, not Leo DiCaprio or Tobey Maguire, who is the reigning member of the Pussy Posse. Quibi Shutting Down After Six Months — What the Hell Happened? All Rights reserved. He joins the admirable roster of actors that includes Viola Davis, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell. He … HAAS: They actually do have some similarities. Everybody was excited about it. That whole part of the experience was the coolest film field trip that I’ve ever been on, for sure. How would you compare working with Steven Spielberg to working with Christopher Nolan? Haas, repped by LBI Entertainment, co-stars in Anthony Lucero’s indie drama Halo of Stars with Pål Sverre Hagen, Lily Collins and Holliday Grainger. I was really young when I first really worked with him. I was a little kid, working with him, but he was so fun. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. They would reset all of the spots, and a train would come through the house. I would have been happy to be in Chicago for a few months (for Widows), if it took that. For my taste, of the people that I’ve worked with, Peter Weir (who directed Witness), Rian Johnson, who directed this movie Brick that I did, and Steve and Damien, all have this really lovely, warm, calm disposition. I went to set every day, and it was just so rad working with Damien [Chazelle].
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That’s what it boils down to. They’re trying to create something visceral, and they’re trying to connect, in a real way that’s special. I love working and I love acting, so I like being on the set for a long time. In First Man, which tells the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, he portrays astronaut Michael Collins, opposite Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong, and in Widows, he plays a commitment-phobic real estate executive named David, who prefers a transactional relationship to romance. Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. But with guys like them, you can see how they move through the day and through their scenes, and how they choose to shoot things. There were all of these special effects that were in camera. Jared Leto to Return as The Joker in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’, Why ‘Get Shorty’ Is One of the Best Crime Comedies Ever, ‘Mank’ Trailer: David Fincher’s 1930s Netflix Epic Sees Gary Oldman as a Troubled Screenwriter. And while the roles in each film couldn’t be more different, the experiences he had with directors Damien Chazelle (La La Land) and Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) illustrate why they are two of the most compelling filmmakers working today. HAAS: That’s interesting.
It was so cool. I think somebody else was cast for that role and had to drop out, for whatever reason, and they were scrambling to find somebody quickly.
And so, I’m just incredibly blessed. He also talked about how working with Steven Spielberg (in Amazing Stories and on Lincoln) compared to working with Christopher Nolan (on Inception), as well as what his next project will be. You’ve worked with some pretty great filmmakers, throughout your career. New Regency, Fox and Film4 are co-financing. They were like, “You have to send it in now, or it’s gonna be too late.” So, I called my friend over and they helped me record it with my iPhone.
He delegates. That was the coolest preparation period that I’ve ever had. They both want to know what you have to say, and they want to know what everyone has to say. Steven would ask me, if I wanted to do it again, just because it was that fun.
He just has a vision, and he’s the commander-in-chief, for sure.
LUKAS HAAS: It’s been a great feeling this year. I hope that there’s more of that in the world. Chris is a little more of a guy who has this grand vision and he wants to execute it, and you’re a part of his palette.
SHARE TWEET. They’re different personality types. I just read off of the page and sent them a little audition, and I got a call later that day from (director) Steve [McQueen] saying that I got the role. I think Steven McQueen and Damien Chazelle are two of the most exciting filmmakers working today, and as exciting as their movies are now, I’m even more excited to see what they do, in the future. And Steve and Damien are incredibly generous directors. They are so well-prepared.
It’s also very cool that they’re such different movies. I was there for four months, or something like that, and there was a whole process. I actually did Widows first. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, Lukas Haas talked about how lucky he feels to be in two films that he’s so proud of, how the shoot for one film was only days long compared to months of preparation and shooting on the other, the similarities and differences between Steve McQueen and Damien Chazelle, and figuring out the motives of his Widows character. © 2020 Collider Cryptomedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The film, written by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, will hit theaters November 16, 2018. It’s hard to search out those really beautiful movies. My manager hit my up and asked me to self-tape, really quickly, that day. I’m not a fan kind of a guy, so when there’s someone that I really am a fan of, I’m extra excited to work with them. Based on the British miniseries, Widows begins when four armed robbers are killed during a robbery and their surviving widows come together to try to finish the failed job.
I got to go to NASA, see everything and ask every question, and we had astronauts escorting us through it. Actor Lukas Haas has had a pretty great year, with stand-out roles in two Oscar contender films.
Were there any ways in which they approached filmmaking from a similar point of view, or are they very different filmmakers? ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Review: Borat and Daughter Team Up to Smash the Patriarchy. I just got really lucky, and I was there at the right time. They’re engaged in the moment. EXCLUSIVE: Lukas Haas has signed on for Steve McQueen’s forthcoming bank heist thriller Widows from New Regency and 20th Century Fox. And then, I was in Chicago, two weeks later, for filming.
It is Lukas Haas. It was very, very cool. I’d definitely put Damien and Steve in that category. I don’t even really know what to think. They want to mine the actor to get what they’re looking to get. Some directors are gregarious and loud and commanding, and some are more thoughtful. It really just happened out of nowhere, and I was there for maybe a week, if that. We want to hear from you! His other credits include The Revenant, Steve Jobs biopic Jobs and Christopher Nolan’s Inception. It’s pretty amazing because it’s hard, these days, to find a single film that you’re gonna be proud of, let alone to get cast in it.
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