Cummingsoon talks to Boyd Holbrook about his role as Ty Shaw in the upcoming mystery film, the revenge, Holbrook discussed the process of portraying a family with other actors and . gave a brief update on his thoughts about Indiana Jones 5,
Synopsis describes the film as “a dark comic thriller about Ben Manlowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl.”
Jonathan Simm: Tell me about the character of Ty Shaw and how your process was for translating this interesting guy from script to screen.
Boyd Holbrook: I played Ty Shaw, a brother of Abilene who is desperately trying to figure out what happened to him and his disappearance. For me, the real challenge was finding a man who was truly authentic and who wore his heart on his sleeve and [is] There were masculine patriarchal fathers or individuals in the family who were not trying to possess any kind of bravery or any other characteristic. He was just someone I’d never played before, and BJ [Novak, Director, writer, and actor in Vengeance] Gave me to play such a rich character.
You were able to work with BJ Novak in this film as both a director and a co-star. What was the beginning process like collaborating with her and helping bring her vision to life?
At this BJ scrambled with a lot of spinning plates. he wrote it from scratch [and] He produced this film. He was also an actor on top of that. He directed… so for me, a lot of the entertainment was just sitting back and watching him pull it all off, and coming off as prepared as possible to really make his life a lot easier. BJ gave me a wonderful book at the beginning of the process called “Truth in Comedy”. That’s why we never tried to joke. We’ve really taken our strides forward in the authenticity of this family and who they are in this eccentric group of characters.
You were talking about your character’s interesting family. How was the atmosphere behind the scenes with you and all the actors playing the Shaw family?
There were a lot of us, a lot of people didn’t… Ellie for example, it’s one of her first roles. It was a lot… I guess I can say tenderness… that we are all there for each other, trying to make this family dynamic. We all have a limited amount of time to close that gap as quickly as possible. So you find that everyone is very supportive and helping them. It’s not a very standoff set where you have a specific group of actors trying to do their job. We are coming together as a community here to tell the story.
You are about to reunite with Logan director James Mangold in the fifth Indiana Jones film. Can you tell us something about this film that will make people even more excited to see it?
I can absolutely 100% guarantee that this will be a sharp, badass, entertaining film. Jim Mangold just can’t make a bad movie.