CS chats with Loving writer and director Jeff Nichols as well as stars Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga and Terri Abney
This Friday, Focus Features releases the timely historical drama Loving. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter, Midnight Special), the narrative feature brings to the screen a true story of love against hate and an interracial couple that, in the late 1950s, risked everything to be together.
Headlining Loving are Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga and it’s pretty safe bet that both of those names are going to be coming up quite a bit as Hollywood moves into Awards season. Both stars deliver transformative performances and, with very little shared dialogue, capture a love that helped change the world for the better.
In the player below, you can watch as CS sits down with Nichols, Edgerton and Negga as well as costar and relative Hollywood newcomer Terri Abney for a look behind the scenes at what makes Loving such an important story to tell.
Inspired by the documentary The Loving Story (directed by Nancy Buirski), the film centers on Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who married in June 1958. They were arrested, thrown into jail, and exiled from the state. For the next nine years, the couple fought for their marriage and the right to return home as a family.
Loving also stars Michael Shannon (who previously worked with Nichols on Take Shelter) alongside Nick Kroll (The League), Marton Csokas (The Equalizer), Jon Bass (Big Time in Hollywood, FL) and Bill Camp (Black Mass).
The Loving production team is comprised of producers Ged Doherty, Sarah Green, Nancy Buirski, Colin Firth, Peter Saraf, and Marc Turtletaub. Executive producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jack Turner, and Jared Ian Goldman.
Loving hits theaters in a limited release November 4 with plans to expand in the weeks to come. Click here to find out if Loving is playing near you.
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