Our friends at the Flip TV television adaptation of The Hollywood Times had the pleasure of sitting down to interview Ed Harris about his new franchise launching film Nova. Due to scheduling changes with when the episode featuring this interview would air, the television show’s producers have granted us permission to post a transcript of the interview.
TIMES: Ed Harris, can you tell us about Nova, what is the plot about?
ED HARRIS: This is a very exciting project. Jake Gylenhaal, who has been fantastic to work with, he plays a cancer-stricken shell of a man with no self-esteem or sense of bravery. However, when paranoid government agent Archer Thomas (Benedict Cumberbatch) is looking for a cancer patient to test an experimental drug on. Gylenhaal is eventually selected and the film takes you down the path of an unwilling superhero trying to escape back to his tragic past. In the background of all this we have the villains of the story, my character Ed Lucas and Jeremy Irons character Jonah Soloman. Soloman really is a fascinating character. He believes we should cull society so only the fit and strong remain. Him and his army of disciples will stop at nothing to achieve this goal.
TIMES: Can you tell us about your character? What other actors do you interact with?
ED HARRIS: I play Ed Lucas, a conniving politician married to the idea of being Lord-Minister of his district of the Western Crown. He doesn’t care about anything else and he doesn’t care about doing anyone any harm if they can be used as a political tool, including his family. I mostly interact with Courtney Cox, who is fantastic as my wife, Heather.
TIMES: Will you be in future movies set in the Nova universe?
ED HARRIS: I think so. I’ve discussed it with producer Scott Lyon, and there are so many more films coming up that there are chances for every character to develop in this universe. It’s a very exciting prospect.
TIMES: Any stand out moments from the shoot?
ED HARRIS Well, watching Rupert and Scott plan this universe was really remarkable. The things they have put In this movie that we wont understand now but will be huge once the series has finished are very detailed. They would obsess over every detail of this world and I love how we get to see through the eyes of the Western Crown citizen, watching the same sports and news broadcasts that they watch.
TIMES: Anything the audience should know about Nova?
ED HARRIS: Well, mainly that it’s set in such a unique universe. This is a land where America has an oppressive king and there are 13 colonies, it’s a telling of what this country could be If just a few things had been different. That’s what films all about, being transported to a new universe.
Learn more about the film by following it’s official ad campaign on the HTG message board. The sci-fi movie comes out this Friday, February 7th, 2014 from Horizon Pictures.
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