Further to yesterday’s interview with Joel David Moore (Spiral, Youth in Oregon) in relation to his latest directorial/screenwriting venture, Hide and Seek, SCREAM also got the change to sit down with the film’s lead actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Velvet Goldmine, “Dracula”, Mission: Impossible III).
This adaptation of Huh Jung’s 2013 South Korean hit sees Rhys Meyers star as wealthy businessman Noah who, after the death of his well-to-do father, attempts to find his outcast brother, in the hope of making amends and sharing the family fortune. To Noah’s surprise, he seen starts unearthing his family’s dark secrets through a series of cryptic clues that lead him on a terrifying trail to the truth that threatens to tear him apart from the ones he loves the most.
The film also stars Jacinda Barrett (Poseidon, The Human Stain), Joe Pantoliano (Memento, Matrix), Sue Jean Kim (First Reformed, X/Y) and Mustafa Shakir (Brawl in Cell Block 99, “Luke Cage”).
Produced by Declan Baldwin, Francis Chung, and Tae-sung Jeong, Saban Films debuts Hide and Seek today (19 November) in cinemas, on digital and On Demand, so we picked Rhys Meyers’ brain to find out how this adaptation departs from Jung’s original film, the actor’s aspirations as a musician and the pangs of being in the public eye.
Words: Howard Gorman