Old interviews: Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff on M. Night Shyamalan thriller

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

In just two days, on July 23rd, the new M. Night Shyamalan thriller Old will be reaching theatres, and our own JimmyO had the chance to talk to cast members Thomasin McKenzie and Alex Wolff about their experience working on the film. You can check out the interviews in the video embedded above!

Subjects covered include how the actors approached playing their characters (who are actually much younger than themselves), Wolff's upcoming Nicolas Cage collaboration Pig, and what it has been like for McKenzie to work with Shyamalan, Taika Waititi, and Edgar Wright on different projects.

Inspired by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters' French graphic novel Sandcastle (pick up a copy HERE), Old is about 

a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly… reducing their entire lives into a single day. 

Sandcastle had the following description: 

It’s a perfect beach day, or so thought the family, young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee who all end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs. But this utopia hides a dark secret. First there is the dead body of a woman found floating in the crystal-clear water. Then there is the odd fact that all the children are aging rapidly. Soon everybody is growing older — every half hour — and there doesn’t seem to be any way out of the cove. 

McKenzie and Wolff are joined in the Old cast by Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Emun Elliott, and Kathleen Chalfant.

Old is a Blinding Edge Pictures production. Shyamalan produced the film with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider served as executive producer.

A couple clips from the film can be seen embedded below: 

Source: Arrow in the Head

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