No Sudden Movement: Don Cheadle and David Harbor premieres in Tribeca
For Don cheadle and several of the cast members of “No Sudden Move,” the heist film premiere of the Tribeca Festival was one of the first in-person events they’ve seen since the start of the pandemic.
“I’m looking forward to the movie, it’s going to be a crazy experience,” Cheadle said. Variety at the film premiere on Friday night. “I didn’t go to the theater; I saw a movie at the cinema with David Harbor. It was the two of us in a 150-seat theater. We rented the whole place.
While filming “No Sudden Move,” the two co-stars reunited to see Christopher Nolan’s mind-boggling thriller “Tenet,” one of the few big-budget films to be released in 2020 during the pandemic. However, they were too busy discussing their own film, a 1950s crime thriller set in Detroit directed by Steven soderbergh, to follow the temporal plot of “Tenet”.
“We really talked about it a lot. We were just focused on our movie; we were in the middle of production, ”Cheadle said. “Halfway through the movie, we were like, ‘We probably shouldn’t have gone to a movie, we should have gone to dinner. So I have to see him again.
Like “Tenet,” “No Sudden Move” has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has halted productions and delayed release dates in the film industry. Production on the Soderbergh film was slated to start in March 2020, but was immediately postponed and rescheduled due to the pandemic.
“We closed a week before starting”, screenwriter Ed salomon Told Variety. “So there was the question, ‘Is this really going to happen or not? When we found out we were going there again, it was like ‘How do we do this and do it safely and get to the end?’ It was that feeling once we were done, not just relief, but disbelief that we were able to accomplish it and everyone stayed safe.
The cast, which includes Benicio del Toro, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Noah Jupe, Julia Fox, Amy Seimetz, Brendan Fraser, Frankie Shaw and Bill Duke, had to carefully navigate the COVID restrictions during filming, which everyone took seriously.
“You get COVID, production shuts down for two weeks and it’s going to cost millions of dollars and you’ll never work again,” Fox said Variety. “There is a lot of pressure. I didn’t even want to leave the room. It was a little scary. I didn’t want to be the reason production was halted.
The Tribeca blue carpet was buzzing with chatter from reporters and publicists about returning to a in-person premiere. Several times people have asked, “Do we have to wear masks?
“It’s surreal. A lot of people felt like we would never get here this year, ”said Seimetz Variety. “It has been a year without being able to be in person and collectively enjoy an experience. This is the first event I have been to in person where there is you and a lot of other people. It’s a bit surreal right now.
Just three nights earlier, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated the end of most of the state’s COVID restrictions by launching fireworks around the city, including Battery Park, where the festival was held. Tribeca.
“New York is finally starting to open up again. It kind of feels like a rebirth. It looks like a whole new New York City, ”Fox said.
As people struggle to ditch face masks or continue to wear them, it’s clear that in-person events and movies are making a comeback.
“I’m dying to be in groups of people going through things together,” Harbor said Variety. “We are social animals. I miss people, I miss being in environments with people. I don’t even know the movies have to be that good, just the fact that they’re open and available and people get vaccinated and feel safe is reason enough to come back there and relive our lives.