John Patrick Shanley, who created the classic MOONSTRUCK, brings his sweeping romantic vision to Ireland with Wild Mountain Thyme. The headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony’s (Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.
John Patrick Shanley is the creator of Wild Mountain Thyme. A winner of both Academy Awards and Golden Globes for Moonstruck starring Cher and Nicolas Cage and Doubt with Meryl Streep. Shanley is the writer of Congo, Joe Versus the Volcano among many other films and popular plays. His theatrical material has been seen all around the world. In 2009 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Writing by the Writers Guild of America.
Jon Hamm is known for the AMC drama Mad Men. Thanks to his character, Jon Draper he has won several awards. He has been in films like The Town, Million Dollar Arms and Baby Driver. Earlier this year he was seen in HBOs Curb Your Enthusiasm and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend that earned him an Emmy nomination. Next year he will be seen in Top Gun: Maverick. Hamm will start production for No Sudden Move with Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro. In addition the anticipated, modern reboot of Fletch, for Miramax.
I had a lovely talk with John Patrick Shanley and Jon Hamm about Wild Mountain Thyme via Zoom. Shanley shared how he feels to see his original play on screen. Hamm talked about his American character that goes to Ireland. As a bonus, he shared a little about his upcoming project, Fletch.
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME is now in theaters and On Demand
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