CS Video: John Patrick Shanley & Jon Hamm Talk Wild Mountain Thyme
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to speak with Oscar-winning filmmaker John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck) and Golden Globe-winning star Jon Hamm (Mad Men) about the newly released romance drama Wild Mountain Thyme. You can check out the interview now in the player below!
An epic love story with soaring lyricism, Wild Mountain Thyme is set against the breath-taking landscapes of rural Ireland, where everyone is half-mad with loneliness or love, and the weather is terrible. Anthony and Rosemary are star-crossed lovers, whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms.
Anthony (Jamie Dornan) always seems to be out in the fields working, worn down by his father’s constant belittling. But what really stings is his father’s threat to bequeath the family farm to his American cousin Adam. Rosemary (Emily Blunt) at first seems to hold a grudge for having been shamed by Anthony in childhood, but the sparks between them would keep a bonfire blazing through the night. Her mother Aoife strives to unite the families before it is too late. Just when we think Anthony will pluck up the courage to face up to his repressed feelings, cousin Adam (Hamm) steps in with a plan to sweep Rosemary off her feet, romancing her over a magical 24 hours in Manhattan. But true love is never defeated!
Based on John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 Tony-nominated Broadway play, the film stars Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey franchise), along with Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Oscar-winning veteran actor Christopher Walken, as well as Dearbhla Molloy and Danielle Ryan.
Shanley wrote and directed the film adaptation of Wild Mountain Thyme, marking his second foray behind the camera developing his own stage material for the big screen after 2008’s Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated period drama Doubt.
Bleecker Street acquired the U.S. rights to the project with Lionsgate acquiring the U.K. rights. The film is produced by Mar-Key Pictures, Leslie Urdang (Rabbit Hole), Anthony Bregman (Foxcatcher) from Likely Story, Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo from Amasia Entertainment (Them That Follow), and Martina Niland (Sing Street) of Port Pictures, with Andrew Kramer, Jonathan Loughran, and Stephen Mallaghan executive producing.
Wild Mountain Thyme is out now in theaters.