A world first
In his directorial debut, Woody Harrelson will simultaneously shoot a movie, ‘Lost in London’, and stream it live in cinemas.
Harrelson released a teaser trailer for the upcoming project stating: “No one’s ever shot a movie and live-broadcast it in cinemas at the same time. No one’s ever been that stupid, until now”.
“Every friend I have told me this is a terrible idea, it’s going to be a failure”, Harrelson says in the trailer. “Which is how I knew I was onto something…Now it might end up great, it might end up a disaster. But I guarantee you it will be worth watching”.
In what has been described as “a deep, soul-searching comedy” the film encompasses “one of the worse nights of [Harrelson’s] life”.
The film is inspired by the real-life incident in 2002, which left Harrelson in a jail cell. After damaging an ash tray in the back of a taxi, Harrelson was arrested following an evening in a Soho nightclub.
The film is set to have a 30 person cast, with 14 different locations for shooting. The 100 minute film will be shot on one camera in one continuous take. Comedy co-stars Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson are also reported to appear.
The release date is currently scheduled for 19 January in which film will be live streamed to more than 550 cinema theatres.
TNT Arts & Culture