One of the many films to hold its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was director Jim Hosking’s An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn. If you saw his first film, The Greasy Strangler, then you already know An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn is beguiling to say the least, and if you’re a fan of the former movie, odds are you’ll have a soft-spot for Hosking’s latest.
Written by Hosking and David Wike, the film is about a woman named Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza) whose life changes when a mysterious man from her past (Craig Robinson) and his business partner (Matt Berry) come to town for a special one-night-only show. As the world of An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn is explored, an angry husband (Emile Hirsch), a vegan brother, a wanna be lover (Jemaine Clement), theft, athletic swimming, and a magical event come into play as well.
Prior to seeing the film, Hosking, Clement, Robinson, Berry, and Wike came by the Collider Studio at Sundance for a chat about the film. They talked about how the project happened, what was it about the material that excited the cast, how they like to work on set, memorable moments from filming, and we even had some fun talking about our sponsors…
Check out what they had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about and the official synopsis.
Finally, a huge thank you to everyone at Kia and The Future Party for helping to make these interviews happen at the Kia Supper Suite and offering up transportation in the all new Kia Stinger high performance Sportback for our guests. We’d also like to thank Altec Lansing, Kunde Wines, Blue Moon Brewing, and Topo Chico for their support.
Jim Hosking, Jemaine Clement, Craig Robinson, Matt Berry and David Wike:
- They have some fun talking about Kia.
- Jim Hosking talks about why he wanted to make An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn.
- David Wike talks about how he first met up with Jim Hosking and how the project happened.
- How hard was it for him to get financing and did the cast help get the money together?
- Were they writing with actors in mind for the roles?
- What was it about the script that got the actors excited to be part of the project?
- Memorable moments from filming.
What did Jim learn from friends and family screenings that impacted the finished film?
- The actors talk about the way they like to work on set.
Here’s the An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn official synopsis:
After getting fired by her scheming husband Shane Danger (Emile Hirsch) from his cappuccino shop, dissatisfied Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza) is stunned when a TV commercial for “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only” reveals a mysterious man from her past (Craig Robinson). When Shane and his bumbling cohorts steal the cashbox from Lulu’s adopted vegan brother Adjay, specialist Colin (Jemaine Clement) enters the fray to retrieve the stolen funds. But Lulu seizes the opportunity to run off in search of her mystery man—and events only become stranger from there.