In recent years, we’ve even seen a few classics portrayed live in major TV events (Grease Live, The Sound of Music, etc.). But this new movie starring Willie Nelson is something entirely new. Brought to you by the mind of actor Woody Harrelson, in January we’ll have the first-ever, live-streamed movie.
Two names already added to the cast are Owen Wilson and country icon Willie Nelson. Harrelson will direct and also star.
The film, titled Lost in London, will be a 14-location, live-streamed, full-length film. As it is being shot, it will be simultaneously streamed in theaters. To add to the complexity, it will be shot with only one camera in one continuous take. Sounds pretty crazy, right?
Harrelson thought so, too. In a promotional video for Lost in London, he admits that it has never been tried before because, “no one has every been that stupid… until now.”
According to Harrelson, the movie is about one of the worst nights of his life. He eventually decided it would make a good comedy. In 2002, Harrelson had an unfortunate incident in a London taxi that led to his arrest. While he didn’t think it was so funny at the time, he told Entertainment Weekly, “then later I thought about it and I said, ‘There’s comedy in this.’”
There’s no word yet on what Nelson’s role will be in the film, but we’re excited to see how this all turns out.
Live in London will premiere in theaters nationwide on Jan. 19, 2017.