Here are the promised screencaps from the trailer of ‘Wonder Wheel’, along with a few pieces of information regarding the movie, from the director, Woody Allen (via Page Six):
“The eight-week shoot was set in Coney Island. I grew up nearby and always wanted to do a dramatic story against an amusement park’s backdrop. 1950 was great with all those rides.
Factored into post production time’s budget was re-creating the Cyclone and Parachute Jump. I couldn’t do that before for any reasonable money, but with special effects it’s now not a prohibitive cost.
Live portions were difficult because under boardwalk sections — which are now removed — is where people used to make love, so I had to intercut other places to stick into the movie.”
How’s it happen that every year he’s out with another film and how is it that as this one’s debuting he’s already downtown filming another one for 2018?
“I once wrote for Sid Caesar’s live show. Every Monday, I’d sit in the room, make up stories and have to come up with an idea. I grew up dreaming stories.
My actors in this are Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi and young, attractive Juno Temple. They like good parts that aren’t just car crashes. I sent the script. They were enthusiastic. Belushi I saw 40 years ago in a romantic part and I filed him away in my mind.
The truth is, I’m no festival person. Except for Cannes, I don’t usually do them. My wife likes Cannes. But ‘Wonder Wheel’ is for Amazon, and their people got me to do this one.”
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