House At the End of the Street is an upcoming horror/thriller film starring The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence. In this new movie, Jennifer Lawrence (Elissa) is the daughter of a newly divorced mother Sarah (played by Elisabeth Shue). They decide to move into a rural town and start anew but then strange things start happening in the town. It seems that there is a chilling secret that they are about to uncover. The mystery will surely bring a whole new chapter into their lives. Let’s take a look at an interview with director Mark Tonderai on how he created this new movie: House At the End of The Street:
“House At The End of The Street: Interview with Director Mark Tonderai
After seeing the trailer for the thriller House at the End of the Street, opening in theaters on September 21st, I’m certainly intrigued by the mood and feel of it, the fact that it clearly relies on scares more than gore, and that it stars The Hunger Games superstar Jennifer Lawrence. Telling the story of a newly divorced woman (Elisabeth Shue) who moves into a dream house with her daughter (Lawrence), they learn that the small, upscale, rural town that they’re living in has a chilling secret. When startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, they get pulled deeper and deeper into a mystery more dangerous than they ever could have imagined.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, director Mark Tonderai (Hush) talked about how happy he is with the glimpses that were given to tease audiences with the trailer, how he came to direct this film, auditioning Jennifer Lawrence for quite possibly the last time in her career, why he wanted to go for a PG-13 rating, how much the film changed from the original script, and that he thinks the film will surprise a lot of people because it’s not what you’d expect. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Collider: Now that it’s premiered and given people the first glimpse of the film, are you happy with the trailer?
MARK TONDERAI: Yeah, they did an amazing job. A lot of trailers give it all away, and it’s a very difficult film to sell. You hear, “House on the Street,” and you think, “Oh, okay, I know what that’s going to be about.” And we always say, “House on the Street isn’t what you think,” but it’s a really difficult one to sell because you can’t give away too much because then it just ruins the whole film. They gave away just enough. And, I love the backwards stuff.
How did you come to direct this film?
TONDERAI: Well, I did my first film in England, and it was called Hush. It did really well in England and sold all over the world. It got an American release through IFC. If you’re Catholic, you go to Rome. If you make films, you have to come to Hollywood. So, I always wanted to come here, but doing that is incredibly difficult. I got the screenplay through my ex-agent, who was great. It came through and it had a really cool, great idea. I said, “I think I can do something with this. I think I can elevate this material.” And then, I started the long process of lobbying for the job. At the time, no one knew who I was over here. Not that they do now, but it was really tough to get in. So, I did a presentation.”
Read the rest of the interview at Collider
House At the End of the Street will be in theatres on September 21st 2012, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot.
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