Stillwater | Tom McCarthy Talks About Confronting Mistakes From The Past [Exclusive Interview]

Actor Matt Damon (left) and director Tom McCarthy (right) on the set of STILLWATER, a Focus Features release. Credit Jessica Forde / Focus Features

The Oscar winner Tom McCarthy brings us the new film about human nature in Stillwater. A story about morality being corrupted by one’s past. 

The Synopsis 

Unemployed roughneck Bill Baker (Academy Award®-winner Matt Damon, “Good Will Hunting”) travels from Oklahoma to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter Allison (Academy Award®-nominee Abigail Breslin, “Little Miss Sunshine”). Imprisoned for a murder she claims she did not commit. Allison seizes on a new tip that could exonerate her and presses Bill to engage her legal team. But Bill, eager to prove his worth and regain his daughters trust, takes matters into his own hands. He is quickly stymied by language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system—until he meets French actress Virginie (Camille Cottin, “Allied”), mother to eight-year-old Maya (Lilou Siauvaud). Together, these unlikely allies embark on a journey of discovery, truth, love and liberation.

Stillwater
(L to R) Actor Matt Damon, actor Abigail Breslin and director Tom McCarthy on the set of STILLWATER, a Focus Features release.

Tom McCarthy is a writer, director and producer. He has been involved in films like The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win and Spotlight. In 2010 he won Best Writing, Original Screenplay nomination for Up. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that he won an Oscar for Spotlight. McCarthy is executive producer for the successful Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and has directed a couple of its episodes. Before Stillwater his last project as a writer and director was Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made on Disney+.

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I was connected with the filmmaker Tom McCarthy via Zoom to discuss Stillwater. McCarthy spoke about the film and the advantages of being the writer of a film he is also directing. In addition to how he knew Matt Damon was the one to play the roughneck Bill from Oklahoma.

Focus Features will release STILLWATER in theaters July 30th, 2021.

Source: LRM Exclusives, Focus Features

 

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