Adam Driver: Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis is epic
“Megalopolis is one of the most exciting things I’ve ever been a part of,” Driver said, adding that the epic film “is for everyone.”
Adam Driver has no respect for the auteur directing his next film.
Driver is teaming up with Francis Ford Coppola on the mega-budget epic “Megalopolis,” which cost Coppola’s personal finances a staggering more than $120 million. Driver stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Jon Voight, Talia Shire, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman and Dustin Hoffman. The film takes place in a futuristic New York city, where an architect wants to rebuild the city into a utopia after a devastating disaster.
“‘Megalopolis’ is one of the most exciting things I’ve ever been a part of, especially with Francis (Ford Coppola),” Driver said. Paste. “This is one of my best photography experiences. And the things he makes have no frame of reference. It’s so unique and imaginative and hopefully accessible to everyone. That it is not so elusive that it is addressed to a certain audience, but to everyone. And he is everything you hope for.”
Driver continued about Coppola: “I know his movies a lot more because it’s impossible not to watch them and see him in all of them. He is so brave. He made it himself so that he could control it. He was constantly pushing me to be as imaginative as possible.”
The “Marriage Story” actor previously told IndieWire that while members of the creative team have left the set, production is going smoothly despite conflicting reports.
“Everything is good here! Not sure which set you’re talking about! I don’t recognize this! I’ve been on shoots that have been chaotic and this is far from it,” Driver said. “The environment Francis has created is one of focus and inspiration. . We’re on schedule right now, we’re going about our days, and honestly, it’s been one of the best shooting experiences I’ve ever had. Our crew is fast and resourceful, our costume department is on point, the actors are incredible and responsive, and Francis is one of the sharpest and most caring people, to work with. I’m very proud to be making this film with him and them, and while I haven’t interviewed everyone, I can safely say that’s the general attitude on set.”
Director Coppola called Megalopolis a “love story” in an interview GQ, said: “I know that the more personal I make ‘Megalopolis’ and the more of a dream it is to do it, the harder it will be to finance it. And the longer it’s going to make money, because people will spend the next 50 years wondering: what is really in “Megalopolis”? What does he say? God, what does it mean when this happens?
Filmmaker Mike Figgis is currently filming a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Megalopolis.
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