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Helen Hunt is doing it all for her upcoming film.
On Monday, photographers snapped photos of the 50-year-old actress, who was hard at work filming the new movie "Ride," which she not only wrote, but is also directing and producing.
In the film, Hunt plays a magazine editor who discovers her son has dropped out of college to become a surfer. Her character follows the boy to California, where she meets a surf instructor, played by Luke Wilson.
Since "Ride" is all about surf and sand, Hunt should be spending the much of the following weeks beachside in swimsuits and wetsuits, as she's taking on the challenge of directing and starring in a film for the second time. (She was also in charge of the 2007 feature "Then She Found Me.")
- Stephanie Marcus
One woman really can do it all. That woman is Helen Hunt. She has written a script for a movie called "Ride," which she will direct, produce and star in. Hunt has been working on making the movie a reality for two years, Deadline reports, but only recently got the funding and cast together.
Hunt plays the mother of Thwaites' character, who ditches school in New York to try surfing in California for the summer. His mom, a magazine editor, follows him and meets a surf instructor (Wilson) along the way.
Thwaites plays a 20-year old Nyu student who moves from New York to California for the summer. He leaves behind his strong-willed magazine editor mother (Hunt) and when she hears he’s chucking school for surfing, she follows him.
There, he pursues his dream and she pursues him. Along the way she meets a surf teacher (Wilson) who brings her to life in every way. Both mother and son find their own version of love, sex and an unexpected state of grace in a most unlikely place.
The film follows on from her 2007 first effort "Then She Found Me". Lizzie Friedman, Gregg Little, and Moon Blauner will produce. Shooting begins on August 5th in Los Angeles before moving to New York City in October. »
- Garth Franklin
Helen Hunt is getting ready to direct, produce, and star in Ride. It'll be Hunt's second directorial effort, following 2007's Then She Found Me. Hunt wrote the script and will act across Luke Wilson, Dexter's David "Angel" Zayas, Richard Kind, and Leonor Varela. Hunt will play a magazine editor whose son (Brenton Thwaites, who just scored the lead in Jeff Bridges's The Giver) ditches college to surf in California. "He pursues his dream and she pursues him," Deadline synopsizes. "Along the way she meets a surf teacher (Wilson) who brings her to life in every way. Both mother and son find their own version of love, sex and an unexpected state of grace in a most unlikely place." Hearts shall be warmed. »
- Zach Dionne
Exclusive: Some two years after she first put the film together, Helen Hunt has locked financing and cast for Ride, her directing followup to her 2007 debut Then She Found Me. Hunt, who’s coming off an Oscar-nominated performance in The Sessions, wrote the film, produces and stars as well. Ride begins production in Los Angeles on August 5, and Hunt stars with Luke Wilson Dexter‘s David Zayas, Mike White, Richard Kind, Leonor Varela, Elizabeth Jayne and Brenton Thwaites. The latter plays a 20-year old Nyu student who moves from New York to California for the summer. He leaves behind his strong-willed magazine editor mother (Hunt) and when she hears he’s chucking school for surfing, she follows him. There, he pursues his dream and she pursues him. Along the way she meets a surf teacher (Wilson) who brings her to life in every way. Both mother and son find their own version of love, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Best recognized as a writer, Victor Levin has penned episodes for such popular television programs as the marriage-centered sitcom Mad About You and the 1960s set drama Mad Men, as well as scripted such charming movies as Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! and Then She Found Me. However, in 1999 he dabbled in directing, helming an ep of Mad About You along with a little known venture called The Successor. But his latest script, 5 to 7, has spurred his return to the director's chair, and has stirred up a fantastically promising cast. Mockingbird Pictures in conjunction with Demarest Films has unveiled a press release revealing six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Oscar nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall), Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men) and Olivia Thirlby (Being Flynn) have joined Anton Yelchin for this New York-set romantic comedy. 5 to 7 stars Yelchin as a young, aspiring »
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