Director: Joe Swanberg
Release: August 21st, 2015
Joe Swanberg is a genius. His last two major feature films (Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas) were incredible. And his improvisational style makes every movie he makes uniquely original, capturing moments that were never written into a script, scenes that are the definition of organic. Drinking Buddies is about relationships, Happy Christmas is about finding yourself, and perhaps Digging for Fire will be about both. And how that story will play out off the cuff and without real dialogue, I have no idea. But I trust this cast, a group of A- and B-listers that are apparently picking up what Swanberg is throwing down, because he’s never had this much star power to work with before. I see only great things coming out of this film and I’d be very disappointed/surprised were it not to live up to expectations.