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Shot entirely on actors’ phones, the sneak peeks are in
The fan film is also for a good cause since Quibi donated $1 million in the name of the project to the World Central Kitchen charity, which provides food to coronavirus victims.
The director, Jason Reitman, told Vanity Fair that the actors were more than happy to participate. “They’ve been working tirelessly for the last two to three months to create an entire movie from scratch, just because. The money is for a good cause, and it’s fun to connect with a movie you love.”
The director sought real-life couples living together for the romantic scenes so they could be in one frame
One of the funniest quirks about this remake is that not only did Reitman rarely speak with the actors during the shooting, they “didn’t communicate before or during either.” The director would send the instructions to the actors and simply “hope for the best.”
The playful feel also comes down to the fact that the actors are not in the same space while interacting. But this is deliberate and obvious, which makes the remake all the more bizarrely entertaining.