To celebrate the release of new movie Wildlife, written by Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano, we've got our hands on a brilliant and exclusive interview with Kazan to find out a little bit more about the film! Check out the video below to find out what she had to say...
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy; There Will Be Blood) makes his outstanding directorial debut with Wildlife, a gripping 1960s drama surrounding a struggling family’s dedication to provide for one another, and the tenacity of the human spirit. This handsomely made small-town story is available for digital download now, or out on Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 18, 2019, courtesy of ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION.
Adapted from the Richard Ford novel of the same name, the film also boasts an all-star cast including Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Love & Other Drugs), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go, Inside Llewyn Davis), Ed Oxenbould (The Visit, Paper Planes) and Bill Camp (The Night Of, Midnight Special).
Set in a small town in 1960’s Montana, fourteen-year-old Joe (Oxenbould) is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Gyllenhaal). Nearby, close to the Canadian border, an uncontrollable forest fire wreaks havoc on everything in its wake. When Jerry loses his job, he decides to enrol as a firefighter to help provide for his family, and restore a sense of purpose to his life. Forced into the adult role in the house, Joe must come to terms with his own adolescence, whilst battling Jeanette’s unravelling from the model mother to a desperate figure of her former-self.
Described by Nick De Semlyen, Empire as “A beautifully observed study of an American family coming apart at the seams”, Wildlife is a gripping, nuanced story that delves into the trials and tribulations of family life with themes that are prevalent to this day.