NOW: In The Wings On A World Stage
Release Date: May 2, 2014
Running Time: 93 min
Director: Jeremy Whelehan
Producer: Jeremy Whelehan
Writer: Jeremy Whelehan, William Shakespeare (Richard III)
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes
Synopsis: NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage takes us along with twenty British and American actors on a whirlwind, ten-month, international tour of Richard III, starring Kevin Spacey in the title role, and directed by Sam Mendes. The film follows Mendes’ Bridge Project — the first transatlantic theatre company — as the play takes shape and unfolds for us in a seamless tapestry between the backstage world to the on-stage production, as it travels through nine cities. As we discover Spacey’s revelatory performance as the power-mad Richard destroying his family and everyone in his path, we also see how Sam and Kevin demonstrate the leadership required to unify and bring the best out of a group of different actors, with different techniques and experiences.