Earlier this year, director Drake Doremus' romantic drama Like Crazy impressed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film. The first trailer for Like Crazy was similarly impressive, showing a heartbreaking portrait of young love, embodied by Anton Yelchin as an American college student who falls in love with a English exchange student (Felicity Jones). When Jones outstays her Visa, she is denied access to the U.S., putting a strain on their relationship.
In a recent interview with IamRogue, Doremus talked about his "really true and really authentic" approach to the project, an aspect which comes across in the movie's second trailer.
watch the trailer >> Posted 08.12.11 by Ryan
The project came from trying to make a really personal story that hopefully resonates with audiences as being really true and really authentic. The film is mostly improvised from a fifty-page outline that my co-writer and I wrote. We wanted to just do a story from our generation's perspective that was really honest.
I wanted to make a really classic film. A sort of ‘70s art film in a way is how I started out the project. I wanted to do something that had a more classic feel than sort of the modern conventional filmmaking. So that's what I was hoping for, sort of do something really unique.
Director Drake Doremus' romantic drama Like Crazy got a lot of attention earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where the movie won the Grand Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film. Like Crazy stars Anton Yelchin as an American college student who falls in love with a English exchange student (Felicity Jones), but their relationship runs into trouble when her visa is denied and they must carry on a long-distance relationship.
When Like Crazy opens this October, audiences will recognize Yelchin from his work in Star Trek, , and the upcoming Fright Night remake, but Jones is a newer face for American audiences, perhaps seen in last year's Tempest. In an interview with HitFix, Doremus revealed that he hopes to work with Jones in more projects.
watch the trailer >> Posted 08.02.11 by Ryan
I'm not letting her go. I've signed her to a 20-picture contract. I'm really excited for American audiences to get to experience her, because she's mainly been a British actress. She sent me a tape from her flat in London, and she did some scenes and sent them to me. We had seen a lot of different actresses with Anton in LA, just some chemistry reads, but nothing really stuck. And she sent in the tape, and without even seeing them together, I asked her when she could be in LA. So she got to LA, and then like seven days later, we were shooting. So it was great.