The First Time is a modern and realistic look at the angst and excitement of young love. Dave (Dylan O’Brien) is a high school senior who meets Aubrey (Britt Robertson), a junior, one night at a party and a casual conversation sparks a connection that keeps drawing them back to each other. From writer/director Jonathan Kasdan, the film also stars Victoria Justice, Craig Robertson, Joshua Malina and Christine Taylor. For more on the film, here’s the trailer.
At the film’s press day, actor Dylan O’Brien spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what drew him to this story and role, how relieved he was with the positive response as the film started to screen at film festivals, really staying in the moment as an actor, and how memorable the entire experience was. He also talked about what it was like to make The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, and how director Shawn Levy is going for a more PG-13 family feel, that they’ll return to shoot Season 3 of his MTV series Teen Wolf in December, with 24 episodes now, how he has no idea what’s to come for Stiles, and that he has no idea what Stiles’ first name is. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The first trailer is online for writer/director Jonathan Kasdan’s The First Time. The romantic comedy centers on a burgeoning romance between two high school teens. Unlike other films of this ilk, Kasdan’s take seems to be incredibly honest at capturing the awkwardness of the titular event. While the leads are unrealistically attractive, the chemistry is absolutely electric between the two of them. It’s looking like Sony made a good decision in picking the John Hughes-esque film up from Sundance.
The First Time stars Brittany Robertson, Dylan O’Brien, Craig Roberts, James Frecheville and Victoria Justice. Be sure to check out Steve’s interview with Kasdan here. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
A few months out from the festival, acquisitions of films that premiered at Sundance 2012 haven’t let up. Sony Pictures Worldwide announced today that they’ve acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Jonathan Kasdan’s (In the Land of Women) The First Time. The film takes place over the course of one weekend and follows two high school students who fall in love. Though the logline may sound trite, the film picked up considerable notice at Sundance and drew comparisons to John Hughes’ filmography. Kasdan wrote and directed the pic, which stars Dylan O’Brien, Britt Robertson, Victoria Justice, and Craig Roberts.
Hit the jump to read the full press release, and if you missed it check out Steve’s interview with Kasdan in which the filmmaker discusses the influence of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, injecting his personal experiences into the film, and more.
One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was writer-director Jonathan Kasdan‘s (In the Land of Women) The First Time. The film stars Brittany Robertson, Dylan O’Brien, Craig Roberts, James Frecheville and Victoria Justice. Like Richard Linklater‘s Before Sunrise (one of my favorite films), The First Time is about watching two people fall in love, except instead of taking place over one night in Vienna, The First Time takes place over a weekend and it’s about two High School students. While I’ve seen many High School celluloid love stories crash and burn before the end credits, Kasdan pulled me in with believable dialogue, realistic situations, and he reminded me what it feels like to be seventeen and unsure of everything. While I saw a lot of films at this year’s Sundance, The First Time was one of my favorites.
Shortly after the Festival ended, I sat down with Kasdan for an extended interview. We talked about Sundance, the influence of Before Sunrise, how he used his own personal experiences in the script, casting, getting financing, the contrast between making studio movies versus smaller films, improv vs. sticking to the script, future projects, the irony of “discovering” talent such as Kristen Stewart before they are “box office gold,” and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.