Tell us: Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth … in love. The actors have just filmed Supernova, a movie in which they play a longtime couple. Firth's character is named Sam, while Tucci plays Tusker (!), In a movie that finds his characters traveling across England in an ancient R.V., visiting loved ones and places of his past. But there is also an element of tragedy at work: Tusker has developed dementia, and the couple finds themselves struggling with new disagreements about the future as the disease progresses. The movie took six weeks to shoot and has now sealed several distribution deals – so get ready to cry.
Actor Harry Macqueen wrote and directed the film, his second feature film after Hinterland 2014. "Supernova is a modern and deeply romantic love story," Macqueen said. Variety. “Follows two people united by their love for each other, but being separated by their situation. It is an intimate and naked portrait of a relationship that faces a fissure that threatens to cut it to its core. "
As Variety notes, virtually every level of Supernova's production includes top-notch talent – including Oscar-nominated cinematographer Dick Pope; casting director Shaheen Baig, whose award-winning films include Lady Macbeth and Control; and sound editor supervisor Joakim Sundström (The Constant Gardener, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). And then there's Firth, twice an Oscar nominee and winner of the king's speech, and Tucci, The Lovely Bones nominee. Firth's work has tilted a little more recently, with projects that include the extensive Mamma Mia! following Here We Go Again, and Mary Poppins Returns. Meanwhile, Tucci has also found a healthy mix of drama and comedy, with memorable curves in dark photos like Spotlight and lighter dishes, including collaborations with Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia. (Also coming soon: a role in the remake of The Witches next year.)
There is one delicious final element to Supernova: it is a gathering of types. Firth and Tucci have starred twice before – first in Conspiracy and again in 2012 in the British movie Gambit, written by the Coen brothers. The two also seem to have a shared ethos: both have cultivated personas over the years of gentle elegance, taking on roles that combine impeccable comic moments and wry humor with deep depths of vulnerability. Both men also seem to delight in the occasional crazy role. (See: Tucci in The Hunger Games, Firth in Kingsman.) How wonderful, then, to have them sharing the screen one more time.
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