Woody Harrelson has had anything but a conventional career. He started things off in the hit ‘80s sitcom Cheers, before segueing into movies, mixing things up with a variety of independent and studio flicks. For every blockbuster he’s appeared in, he’s starred in at least three odd-ball projects. He’s now moving into directing with Lost In London – but again this is far from a regular directing gig.
Lost In London (which will co-star Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson) will be filmed live in UK capital and then broadcast in 500 US cinemas as it hits the camera lens. It will be shot in one continuous take, in 14 locations across London. This isn’t live TV, it’s live cinema.
According to Deadline:
The film, which will be shot and broadcast on January 19, 2017, is loosely based on a crazy night full of real-life events. Harrelson plays himself as he struggles to get home to his family while run-ins with royalty, old friends and the law all seem to conspire to keep him from succeeding.
This is what Harrelson had to say about the project:
“I’ve always loved theatre and film and wanted to find the best way to merge the two. When I decided to shoot this in real time, I realized it wasn’t quite like true theatre because the one piece missing was a live audience. By broadcasting the film live as it is being shot I hope to truly blend the excitement of live theater with the scale and scope of the film.”
See Woody talk about the project below:
This sounds absolutely crazy- sign me up.
Lost In London hits screens – live – on January 19, 2017