McAvoy And Horgan Will Co-Star For The First Time In COVID Inspired Film “Together”
James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan will be starring in a new COVID-19 film called Together. The film comes from the writer of Utopia, Dennis Kelly.
We all experienced COVID-19 lockdown with our own struggles so it comes as no surprise the theme is being used in moves and television. This film is set in the United Kingdom and follows a husband and wife from the first days of the lockdown in March 2020 to present day. They are forced to re-evaluate their relationship and themselves.
“Horgan plays a charity worker who is a co-ordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity, while McAvoy plays a self-employed man who runs a boutique computing consultancy. He’s been forced to furlough his staff and take up growing vegetables. The couple share a 10-year-old son, who is the one thing that has kept his parents’ relationship together — until lockdown.”
McAvoy had this to say regarding the film:
“Dennis writes so wittily for these characters and his script had me within the first few pages. When I heard Sharon was involved with Stephen Daldry directing it was a no brainer. It’s a hilarious, heartfelt, entertaining and unconsciously funny exploration of a relationship and a couple facing real tragedy across a year we have all lived through.”
Sharon Horgan also commented on the project:
“I think everyone who got involved in this film had no intention of doing a COVID drama but then we read Dennis’ script and changed our minds. We shot this in ten days so it was a beautifully stressful experience. Working with Dennis again – and Stephen Daldry and James McAvoy, both of whom I’ve admired for years — was a joy. But it also felt like we were making something important. And the fact that it feels like news means that the COVID death toll, the tragedy of so many lives lost unnecessarily, has not been talked about enough”.
“Together is about a couple who totally hate each other, but have somehow found a way of existing together by not talking to, thinking about, noticing, communicating with or being in the same room as each other — then lockdown happens. It’s about how humans negotiate their shared experiences when they think they have nothing in common other than staying alive, and it’s about how you can hate what you love and love what you hate. And Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy are brilliant in it.”
No news on a release date yet, but we will keep you posted.