Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in “The Lovers of Texas”, David Lawery (screenshot)
At the time of the all-digital and the immediacy of information, it seems inconceivable to undertake the filming of a movie in secret (even a filmmaker as discreet as Terrence Malick does not escape the curious stares and gossip that will ensue). Yet this is what has managed to make the filmmaker David Lowery, with actors as famous as Casey Affleck (Gerry, The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford, Interstellar) and Rooney Mara (Millennium, Carol).
On the occasion of a long interview with Filmmaker Magazine, in which he returns, in particular on the shooting and the receipt of his unjustly ignored Peter and Elliott the dragon, the director texan had proved to be busy to turn a mysterious project near Dallas with friends. Asked about it more recently by DP/30, Casey Affleck spoke about filming with Rooney Mara and David Lowery in which he participated this summer… The link between the two statements seems obvious.
A project more spontaneous and intimate
David Lowery had sealed the union of the two actors on screen in “Les Amants du Texas, fresco criminal to the coating (a little too) licked along as much to Bonnie and Clyde to Terrence Malick.
Relatively mysterious as to its intentions for this new project, for the moment, without title or release date, the filmmaker was nevertheless stated that :
“I wanted to do something less complicated. I really felt the need to throw myself into a project spontaneous, even though this is a short film, an experimental film. As my career progressed, I stopped doing this kind of things. I wanted to go back to projects which are more intimate where we meet a bunch of mates to turn spontaneously to the stuff.”
David Lowery is currently working on The Old Man and the Gun, a thriller centered around the figure of a robber of banks 78-year-old played by Robert Redford (which will likely be the last film), who will give a reply to Casey Affleck (yet). It is also attached to a proposed remake in live action Peter Pan Disney studios.
The agenda of Rooney Mara is the most prestigious announced in Weightless, the next film from Terrence Malick (if he doesn’t cut it in the editing), which entremêlera the pangs and desires of two love triangles around the music scene of Austin, it will also take the lead role in the next Leos Carax ! Finally, we cannot fail to discover Casey Affleck in workman fortunate who finds himself the legal guardian of her nephew the death of his brother in the delicate Manchester by the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan.