Since hitting the film festival circuit earlier this year, director James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now has been gaining steam as an indie/teen movie darling. The film, about a high school senior named Sutter (Miles Teller), whose hard partying and live-in-the-moment ways begin to be called into question when he meets an atypical girl named Amy (Shailene Woodley), releases nationwide over Labor Day weekend. In addition to Teller and Woodley, the film stars Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and was adapted to the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber from the novel by Tim Tharp.
The Daily Quirk was lucky enough to score an interview with the rising-star indie filmmaker and director, James Ponsoldt, to talk about The Spectacular Now and his upcoming projects. I can’t express how delightful it was to speak with James and hear the love and enthusiasm he has for The Spectacular Now and its stars. In the words of a filmmaker friend of mine, “he’s a big deal.” However, you wouldn’t know it by speaking with him – he was humble, funny, friendly, and incredibly kind. Read on to see for yourself… Continue reading