After starring in Edgar Wright’s automobile action ballet Bady Driver, Ansel Elgort has another intriguing feature lined up: Jonathan, which is making its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.
Similar to Baby’s attention span, if you want to win Elgort over with an offer, a filmmaker truly has to have something special. That was the case with AFI alum Bill Oliver and this sci-fi drama he co-wrote and helmed in his feature directorial debut.
Says Elgort, “I read through the script in one go and I’m not a great reader. If a script doesn’t grab me, I don’t read it, I sort of read the first few pages and these just kept turning. I had my girlfriend in the other room, and friends over and everything, and I was easily distracted, but the script kept grabbing me.”
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In the film, Elgort plays two brothers with an interesting connection, that is until one day, when one of the guys falls in love.
Co-star Suki Waterhouse equates Jonathan to “a Black Mirror episode.”
In our Tribeca interview, Oliver reveals how as a recent AFI grad, he was able to get Jonathan off the ground. For remaining showtimes during the fest, click here.
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