FRANNY - Officiële NL trailer Theo James Talks 'Franny' 2 days ago   02:49

Met: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James
Releasedatum: 21 april 2016

Nadat zijn beste vrienden omkomen bij een dodelijk ongeval dat hij zelf nauwelijks overleeft, verdwijnt de excentrieke filantroop Franny (Richard Gere) helemaal op de achtergrond. Vijf jaar later duikt zijn oogappel Olivia (Dakota Fanning), de 23-jarige dochter van zijn vrienden, plots weer in zijn leven op. Ze is zwanger en haar man Luke (Theo James) zoekt werk als dokter. Dolblij omdat hij eindelijk weer iets voor haar kan betekenen, bezorgt Franny hem een baan in zijn kinderziekenhuis. Ook achter de schermen slooft Franny zich uit om het jonge koppeltje te helpen. Maar hun dankbaarheid maakt al snel plaats voor wrevel en vraagtekens rond zijn motieven. Olivia weet immers niet dat haar weldoener verteerd wordt door schuldgevoelens over het ongeval en dat hij met een stevige morfineverslaving kampt...


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Theo James Talks 'Franny' FRANNY - Officiële NL trailer 2 days ago   11:12

Theo James hit it pretty big after Divergent so if you’re quick to peg him as an indestructible action hero that’s pretty fair, but just wait until you see the more dramatic turn he takes in Franny. The movie stars Richard Gere as the title character, an insanely wealthy guy who doesn’t have a family of his own, but has basically become a second father to his best friends’ daughter Olivia (Dakota Fanning). Five years after their passing, Franny becomes obsessed with taking care of Olivia as if she were his own and that generosity extends to Olivia’s new husband, Luke (James), as well. Luke knows he shouldn’t accept the over-the-top gifts Franny keeps giving, but with a baby on the way, how can he turn down a house and a great career?

While in New York City for the Franny world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival I got the opportunity to sit down with James to talk about what drew him to the project and his experience making the film. He talked about first meeting Gere, shooting the scene during which their characters get high together, what it was like working with Fanning after watching her grow up on screen, how he relates to Luke’s predicament and more. You can hear all about Franny and get a brief update on the Allegiant movies in the video interview

Theo James:

00:06 - Did James try the Pinot Noir Steve recommended?
00:25 - What happens when you shoot a big movie like Divergent, but it hasn’t come out yet? Do you immediately start getting scripts anyway?
01:14 - Being drawn to Franny due to Gere and the script.
01:41 - What happened the first time James met Gere; Gere’s giving nature on set.
02:19 - Getting fake high with Gere.
02:40 - On working with Fanning; is it strange seeing her grow up on screen and then playing her husband?
03:35 - On Luke and Franny being opposites who collide and become buddies.
04:20 - Relating to the idea of being a person trying to assert his wisdom, but then being swayed by someone with more authority.
05:13 - Franny’s motivations; are they genuine or manipulative?
05:54 - Is it tough to build up the nerve to yell at Gere in a scene?
06:20 - Getting to shoot the film in order, for the most part.
06:46 - Making the move from Divergent to a smaller production like Franny.
07:35 - “Going back to normal” physically after shooting Divergent; the character preparation is similar though.
08:19 - His plan to shoot more independent movies in between the two Allegiant films.
09:03 - His hopes to play a real character in history or do a film that incorporates diving and the ocean.
09:36 - How the book-to-film changes in Insurgent will affect Allegiant; the next film is about genetic superiority.

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Theo James Talks 'Franny' and 'Allegiant' at Tribeca Film Festival from Complex.