With director Brad Anderson’s thriller The Call opening wide on March 15th, we sat down with the director and stars Halle Berry, Morris Chestnut, and Abigail Breslin to discuss the film this past Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Read on for more!
Berry, who portrays in The Call a 911 operator drawn into the abduction of a young girl by a serial killer, chatted with us about her preparation for the role, her working relationship with co-star Abigail Breslin, her reaction to Franco-Giacomo Carbone’s production design, and more.
Breslin, who received an Oscar nomination for her work in 2006’s Little Miss Sunshine and whose genre credits include the feature films Signs and Zombieland, portrays the abductee, and Chestnut, whose genre credits include his turn as “Luke” in “American Horror Story” Season 1, and who first came to the public’s attention in 1991 with his starring turn in John Singleton’s acclaimed feature Boyz n the Hood, chatted with us about his preparation for the role of Officer Paul Phillips.
Finally, Anderson, whose impressive genre credits include the features Session 9, The Machinist and Transsiberian, chatted with us about his approach in keeping the tension ratcheted high in The Call, the film’s third act horror elements, his working relationship with stars Berry and Breslin, and more.
The Call stars Halle Berry, Michael Eklund, Justina Machado, Abigail Breslin, Tara Platt, Evie Thompson, David Otunga, Michael Imperioli, Morris Chestnut, and Michael Linstroth. WWE co-finances and produces alongside Troika Pictures. Brad Anderson directs; Rich D’Ovidio wrote the script, which is based on an original story by Nicole D’Ovidio, Jon Bokencamp, and the scribe.
When veteran 911 operator Jordan (Halle Berry) takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.
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