I ran into a pretty cool article/interview with Michael Shannon today over at /Film that I’d like to share with you. Shannon was brilliant in Revolutionary Road, and lifted the film up from what could have been a very dull trip through suburban American life. But the article is particularly noteworthy for me because Shannon mentions a friend of mine in the interview. I briefly mentioned Shotgun Stories (which Shannon starred in) and writer/director Jeff Nichols very briefly here, but the film was so much more than a footnote on a blog. Shotgun Stories opened to huge successes at film festivals across the globe, and has opened the door for Nichols’ future projects. I suggest you check Shotgun Stories out on Netflix, and watch for Nichols’ upcoming film Shelter (which should start shooting this summer), and an as yet unnamed mini-series he is writing for HBO. Come to think of it, I need to review Shotgun Stories and get Jeff on here for a little Q & A. I’ll get to work on that.
Until then, check out the full article/interview over at /Film.