Interview: Joel Edgerton and Callum Turner Talk The Boys in the Boat

We sit down with Joel Edgerton and Callum Turner to discuss their latest, the George Clooney directed, The Boys in the Boat

Last Updated on December 20, 2023

In the latest directorial effort from George Clooney, the filmmaker takes on an inspiring true story. The Boys in the Boat, based on the popular novel by Daniel James Brown, tells the tale of a 1930’s rowing team who find themselves on the way to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The new feature boasts terrific performances from Joel Edgerton, Callum Turner, Peter Guinness, Jack Mulhern, and more. If you are looking for a little goodness and inspiration this movie going season, you may want to set sail with The Boys in the Boat.

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with the film’s stars, Joel Edgerton and Callum Turner. Having the interview take place in-person was a nice treat as well. We started off on a great note as Turner had a little fun with my “slate.” Then the conversation began. The two opened up about taking on this particular story, one which Edgerton wasn’t familiar with. Both Turner and Edgerton talked about finding their characters through the book by Brown. It was fantastic chatting with these two talented fellows about working on Clooney’s latest effort.

Check out The Boys in the Boat when it arrives on Christmas this holiday season. Read our review HERE.


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