Directed by Sergio Castellitto and based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Mazzantini, Twice Born is an epic portrait of love, loyalty and the unbreakable bonds of family. When Italian professor Gemma (Penelope Cruz) heads off on a summer vacation to the battle-scarred city of Sarajevo with her teenaged son Pietro, she intends to show him the country where she fell passionately in love with his father, Diego (Emile Hirsch), but also uncovers a long-hidden secret.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Emile Hirsch talked about what a fantastic experience he had making Twice Born, what it was that attracted him to this opportunity, collaborating with director Sergio Castellitto and author Margaret Mazzantini, and working with co-star Penelope Cruz. He also talked about the wide variety of projects he currently has coming out, why the Bonnie & Clyde remake (premiering on Lifetime, A&E and History on December 8th) appealed to him, and why Steve Conrad’s script for the John Belushi project stood out to him and made him want to sign on. Check out what he had to say after the jump.