Everyone has that confidence going into scenes, and you can see it. “I’ve been saying, I think anybody, I don’t care who you are, can relate to some part of Riggins.If it’s going to work, they’re going to go after it. Everyone’s still on the page where we feel like the show is so great, and no one is acting for themselves. ’ “You’re whole life around your confidence, and when you go to set with this confidence, knowing that its’ going to be good and you’re still excited to play this role 19, 20 episode in, it’s going to be even better. ” Kitsch: “But it’s so rewarding too.” It’s got to be scary. A lot more.’ [laughs] [Someone walking by says ‘I’m going to watch ‘The Covenant’ tonight.’] “You haven’t seen it? I mean, how does that make a kid feel when both parents have basically taken off by the time you’re 10 or 11? ” That’s kind of what’s appealing about the character, that he doesn’t care, but in a sense that’s also really sad.Connie Britton — who played Tami Taylor — remembers him having strep throat, while Chandler said he had a bad cold..doesn't remember filming any of that scene. Matt Lauria was a track star in high school and bragged about being able to run really fast.But during his first take on his first day on set, he face-planted, unfamiliar with running on astroturf. When Jason Street (Scott Porter) was injured in the pilot episode, he was not given scripted lines.The only person or thing holding your back is yourself. And [Peter] Berg had a big role in that, from the get-go, from improv-ing in the audition room, from how he shot the pilot, ‘Try this, try that.’ “I was talking to [Kyle] Chandler, and he was saying, ‘In 20 years in this business, you will never get an opportunity to grow so much, so fast.’ We always say, he’s the spine of the show and we’re there to support him. Do you remember when we were getting the scripts for episodes 4, 5, 6, and how intense it all was and we were like, ‘How do they know we can even do this? “Especially at the beginning, the stakes were so high, ‘We’ve got to get this thing going and get people on board.’ And you’re watching these other actors, watching them bring their game up, and you’re like, ‘I don’t know if I can match these guys right now.’ I’ve caught myself just watching Kyle, just watching other actors, just being a fan. “Yeah, and at the same time, he’ll play that, but really, you can push his buttons quite easily, in a sense.
“But I think Riggins is becoming a bit more mature and coming into his own and being a more of a leader, although he’s still making 17 year old decisions.
Kitsch and Bridges will play firefighters in the pic.
Ken Nolan developed the story on spec with the producers. But I’d love to see Derek Phillips (Billy Riggins) on board [most of all].
This news comes on the heels of the project’s strong international sales at the Cannes Film Festival.
Lionsgate seemed like the obvious home for the project given Black Label’s strong ties to the studio following the success of “Sicario” and the upcoming Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone musical “La La Land.” “Tron: Legacy” helmer Joseph Kosinski will direct the film, which follows the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters that faced one of the deadliest wildfires in history in order to save an Arizona town, resulting in the tragic death of 19 crew members.