Linklater Completes Before Midnight

Surprise! The third film has been shot

Linklater Completes Before Midnight

by James White |
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Last year, Ethan Hawke began dropping hints that he, director / co-writer Richard Linklater and co-writer / co-star Julie Delpy were seriously considering a third film to follow Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. Since that point, everyone involved has played coy, but reports surfaced late last month that suggested they were shooting the movie in Greece. Hawke demurred in an interview, but now the truth has come out: it’s definitely called Before Midnight, and Linklater has finished shooting it.

Hawke and Delpy are naturally back as Jesse and Celine, though no other details have yet been released. “It's great to be back together again, this time in beautiful Greece to revisit the lives of Celine and Jesse nine years after Jesse was about to miss his flight," the three collaborators said in a statement picked up by Variety. There’s no distribution deal in place, but those deals are likely to be locked in at or around the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off today.

As to when it’ll actually see cinemas, that’s another matter, though we’d expect it next year. So what do you think we'll see this time? And are you excited to see the indie romance continue?

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