Jason Gibson | 8 Seriously Cool Films by First-time Directors You Need to See in 2018

Jason Gibson

8 Seriously Cool Films by First-time Directors You Need to See in 2018

 

Why we're intrigued: Sharon Stone was initially up for the role of the mom in All I Wish (out March 30 in theaters, on demand and Digital HD) but asked if the 25-year-old protagonist, a struggling Hollywood wardrobe stylist, could be rewritten so she could play the part. “I just didn’t feel that having a 25-year-old woman who didn’t have her life together was that perilous. The stakes would be so much higher, and it would feel more important when the protagonist’s mom gets sick, if we are older, because this is what happens in real life," Stone told Vanity Fair. Ellen Burstyn instead plays her mom, and Tony Goldwyn is her love interest. Yes, please.

 

About the director: A Harvard grad, Susan Walter came up in the business as an assistant director on films like Alien: Resurrection and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult. Walter also wrote the script for All I Wish.
 

Read Article