When I see “A24” attached to a project, I immediately get excited. According to a new report from Variety, Lucas Hedges and Sterling K. Brown will star in the upcoming film ‘Waves,’ which is being directed by Trey Edward Shults.
That name might sound familiar to you. He first hit the scene with the critically acclaimed family drama Krisha in 2015/2016, and then he had a taste of mainstream success with the horror film It Comes at Night in 2017.
He’ll be making a return to the land of drama with this third movie…
“Described as a dramatic musical with a fresh spin, the pic is an energetic, affecting anthem of contemporary teenage life. The movie follows two young couples as they navigate the emotional minefield of growing up and falling in love.”
When you hear “musical” you’re probably thinking like La La Land where the characters randomly start singing and dancing. The traditional musical.
But this film is going to be more like Baby Driver. Music will be playing almost constantly, but the characters won’t always be engaging with it.
“The film will be almost entirely synchronized to music, mixing some iconic contemporary songs alongside an original score by Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.”
Sign me the hell up. I can’t wait to watch this movie. Production is scheduled to start in Florida next month, so it likely won’t be released until 2019.