The blog of Amon Warmann: Film journalist.

Interview | Director John Wells Discusses August: Osage County

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John Wells is no stranger to working with ensembles. An award-winning producer on a number of popular American TV shows – including E.R., The West Wing and Shameless – he made the jump to director with The Company Men (2010), a patient corporate drama headlined by Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper.

For his sophomore directorial effort, Wells has taken on the ambitious task of adapting Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County to the big screen. The film is chock full of A-List talent and impressive performances, and on behalf of HeyUGuys I got a chance to speak to him ahead of the film’s UK release this week to chat about working with so many talented actors, in addition to some of the challenges he faced.

You can read my review of August: Osage County here.

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7 responses

  1. I liked this interview even more. Wells is much more eloquent.

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    January 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    • Thanks mate. This was one of the most enjoyable junket days I’ve had. Soooo much fun!

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      January 26, 2014 at 12:40 am

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  3. martinebefittergeorge

    AMONYMOUS!!!!!!!! OMG I love this, the interview was awesome, the film looks awesome and YOU were absolutely awesome. My goodness I’m so super proud of you! Keep up the good work #BigThings…x

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    January 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

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