“Is it potential that one thing could possibly be darker than ‘Home of Playing cards’? Sure, this one!”
We already shared a clip about Robin Wright’s first expertise behind the lens as a director on Home of Playing cards, however how about we take a second to look to the longer term now? Wright’s characteristic directorial debut Land is due out on PVOD on Friday, March fifth, however she’s already obtained her subsequent gig lined up and it brings her again to Netflix. Wright is directing an episode of Ozark Season 4.
Whereas celebrating Land’s huge debut on an episode of Collider Girls Evening, Wright took a second to debate what drew her to the award-winning sequence starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as a pair steeped in a cash laundering operation. Right here’s what Wright needed to say concerning the enchantment of the sequence:
“It’s one of my favorite shows and has been from Episode 1, Season 1. And I just love that cast so much and the style of the show. And you think, ‘Well, is it possible that something could be darker than House of Cards?’ Yes, this one! [Laughs] So maybe that’s of interest. It’s all kind of conditioning I have, I don’t know. I just love the show and respect that group of actors on it so much, so I’m really honored and excited to be able to direct a little bit of Season 4.”
Not solely is Wright excited to leap right into a sequence she’s genuinely a fan of, however the gig additionally comes with the chance to take her craft as a director a step additional — significantly on the subject of adhering to a sequence model whereas nonetheless bringing some private aptitude to it:
“It’s interesting because being on House of Cards, we had to adhere to a canvas. There was a style to that show. We could only use certain lenses, we couldn’t use handheld camera, never use steadicam. And so you felt this structure of kind of being confined, but it’s a great way to learn when you go, ‘Ok, I can’t step outside the toy box there. Okay, how am I going to shoot my style without breaking the style of the show?’ This is going to be the same, I think. And now that I understand, ‘Okay, how do I adhere to the Ozark style but still bring mine as a director?’ Yeah, we’ll see how it goes!”
If the standard and success of Wright’s film Land is any indication, Ozark will fortunate to have her behind the lens. In his evaluation of Land, Matt Goldberg identified, “Land may not be particularly deep, but not every indie drama has to be complex and layered if it hits the right emotional notes. In her first movie behind the camera, Wright plays those notes like an old pro.” I wholly agree with that evaluation of her work and I’m additionally an enormous believer that it’s a positive signal of even better potential behind the lens transferring ahead.
Hold a watch out for the complete Collider Girls Evening episode with Wright dropping on Friday!
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