Jason Isaacs on How ‘A Cure for Wellness’ Defies Genre
With director Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness opening this weekend, the other day I sat down with Jason Isaacs for an exclusive video interview. He talked about how Verbinski sold him on the project, the great cinematography, memorable moments from filming — including how they set the studio on fire. Plus, he discussed how the film defies genre, the pace of other current films, upcoming projects like The Death of Stalin and Hotel Mumbai, and more.
If you’re not familiar with A Cure for Wellness, it’s based on an original idea by Verbinski and screenwriter Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), about an ambitious young executive (Dane DeHaan) who is sent to the Swiss Alps to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious “wellness center.” At the remote location, he soon realizes the spa’s treatments are not what they seem. The film also stars Mia Goth.
Check out what Isaacs had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by the trailer and synopsis.
- How did Gore Verbinski sell him on the movie?
- How the visuals and sound are fantastic.
- How they shot for 5 months to give Verbinski enough time to accomplish the great cinematography.
- How the film defies genre and the pace of other current films
- Memorable moments from filming.
- Talks about upcoming projects like The Death of Stalin and Hotel Mumbai.
Here’s the official synopsis for A Cure for Wellness:
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of The Ring, comes the new psychological thriller, A Cure for Wellness.