“A diligent girl and a bully” is not a new story on large screens at all, but how about adding frankness and eroticism to this concept? The film “After” 2019, based on the book of the same name by Anna Todd, will help to take a fresh look at familiar stories.
Interesting: All the secrets of the film "After" - shooting, plot and heroes.
Genre: melodrama, drama
Producer: Jenny gage
World Release Date: April 11, 2019
Premiere in the Russian Federation: April 18, 2019
Actors: Salma Blair, D. Beals, P. Gallagher, H. Fiennes-Tiffin, M. Williams, etc.
A short trailer can be seen here.
Primary source of history
The author of the book calls her work “A lighter version of 50 shades of gray”. The first book in a series of these contemporary romance novels talks about the love of two main characters - the exemplary girl Tessa, who had just entered Central Washington University, and the typical “bad guy”, son of wealthy parents, Hardin.
They fall in love with each other, but their relationship because of who they are and surrounding circumstances cannot be simple.
Interestingly, the author herself is not a professional writer. Moreover, the creation and publication of such a book is unusual. Initially, this story was a fan fiction for the popular Anglo-Irish group “One Direction”, and one of its soloists, Harry Styles, acted as the main character.
Meeting with Anna Todd in Moscow, Moscow Book House, 03/17/2016
Anna Todd began publishing the story in the Wattpad online community, where, after a while, “After” became the most popular story on the entire platform. Thus, three books were fully published on Wattpad (“After”, “After a Quarrel”, “After the Fall”).
New frames of the movie "After" part 1.
Soon, American publications became interested in the works of the contemporary author, and the story, which was originally just a fan work, became a bestseller. The book “After” has been translated into more than 30 languages, and Anna Todd herself has been called “the greatest literary phenomenon of the entire generation”. Therefore, it is not surprising that according to Anna’s book “After” they wanted to make a film.
Back in 2014, Paramount Pictures, along with Offspring Entertainment, acquired the rights to show Tessa’s story on large screens around the world. Interestingly, this sensual film turns out to be a female film crew. The director of the future picture will be Jenny Gage (“Lenny”, “All This Panic”), and the scriptwriter is Susan McMartin.
Casting turned out to be somewhat problematic. For the film, it is fundamentally important that there is chemistry between the main characters, and this is what they wanted to achieve from the main actors. Several applicants were considered at once for the role of Tessa and Hardin (for example, Gregg Salkin and Danielle Rose Russell). However, after months of listening, it was officially announced that the main roles in the film would be played by Julia Golden Telles and Hiro Fiennes-Tiffin. The chemistry between them really delighted, which even the author of the books, Anna Todd, noted.
Frames of the AFTER / AFTER part 2.
But due to problems in the schedule, Julia was not able to take part in the project, which she announced to her fans. Therefore, another actress, Josephine Langford, was chosen for the role of Tessa. According to her, she is very excited about the opportunity to play the main character “After” on large screens.
Casting of the main characters took place in January 2018, and audition for the role of secondary characters in April of the same year. By the end of July, the castes had established themselves. In the film “After” will be attended by Samuel Larsen, Peter Gallagher, Jennifer Beals, Selma Blair and singer Pia Mia.
Due to the fact that the choice of the main actors could not be decided longer than planned, and then had to look for a replacement for the main character, the shooting was postponed several times. Initially, they were supposed to begin in April, in Vancouver, but in fact they began in mid-July in the state of Georgia. They lasted two months and ended at the end of August 2018.
The first trailer in Russian became available on December 3.
Despite the fact that the release date of the film “After” was planned for February 14, 2019, according to the latest official statement in the US they will see it on large screens in April (in Russia on April 18, 2019).
Interesting that ...
The original story on Wattpad was read by more than one and a half million people, and later the book became a world bestseller. Accordingly, there are a lot of fans expecting this trilogy of films. In addition to the profiles of the actors, they carefully follow the official Instagram on behalf of the main characters of the book.
By the way, about the characters. Since “After” is initially a fan fiction, the main male character in it is Harry Styles. For publication in the publishing house, his name had to be changed. The singer himself, according to him in an interview, is aware of the existence of fan fiction with his participation and the fact that he is even published in publishing houses, but it is still unknown whether he read “After”.
New frames of the film "After" - part 2.
The slogan of the future trilogy of films is: "Your life will not be the same." Perhaps in the same way after the release of “After”, the life of modern cinema in the genre of melodrama will not be the same. Be that as it may, the story promises to be, albeit without great originality in the plot, but affecting something inside, and therefore - interesting, many close and just visually beautiful.