Netflix will release Look Both Ways, previously known as Plus/Minus in August 2022. Lili Reinhart is the casting director. Here’s everything you need to know about the movie that hits Netflix on August 17th, 2022.
Multi-award-winning director Wanuri Kahiu is behind the project who won several African Academy awards for her first movie From a Whisper but it was her movie Rafiki that made her a globally recognized name. Rafiki received the Cannes Film Festival's premiere. Kahiu, who was nominated for and received awards at Chicago International Film Festival as well as the Dublin International Film Festival among other festivals, was also recognized.
Other than Plus/Minus, Kahiu is set to direct The Thing About Jellyfish that will start Millie Bobby Brown, also reportedly set for Netflix.
Wanuri Kahiu spoke to the Golden Globes to discuss what attracted her the most to this project:
“It is an incredible story about women’s resilience. On the one hand, it is a story about a young mother. A young single mother, who is trying to figure out how her life works and how she pursues her passion. On the other hand, it is a story about a young artist doing everything that she can to get a break in the industry that is so hard to get into as a young woman. On both sides, it is about women striving for excellence and that is what drew me to it. Either through motherhood or artistry, it is about women striving for excellence. That is the most important thing and that is the big takeaway and why I wanted to be part of the project.”
April Prosser, a debutante screenwriter has written the screenplay. CatchLight Studio’s Jessica Malanaphy is also the producer, while Reinhart and Alyssa Rodrigues of Screen Arcade are the executive producers. Screen Arcade’s Bryan Unkeless and Grand Electric’s Eric Newman who produced the very successful Power Project with Netflix will produce as well.
Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s Look Both Ways:
The official logline for Netflix’s Look Both Ways was shared by the streamer on the day of the announcement:
“On the eve of her college graduation, Natalie’s life diverges into two parallel realities: one in which she becomes pregnant and must navigate motherhood as a young adult in her Texas hometown, the other in which she moves to LA to pursue her career. In both journeys throughout her twenties, Natalie experiences life-changing love, devastating heartbreak and rediscovers herself.”
Netflix revealed that Look Both Ways, also known as Plus/Minus in the past as Plus/Minus was to be directed by Lili Reinhart. The character Natalie would play the role of Natalie. Reinhart is well-known for her role in projects such as Riverdale and Hustlers.
Although it took several months, many actors were confirmed as joining Lili Reinhart's cast for Look Both Ways.
Danny Ramirez is likely the love interest of Reinhart’s character Natalie. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Joaquin Torres was his last film. He also played the part of Mario Martinez in On My Block.
The production for Netflix’s Look Both Ways (which at the time was filming under the name of Plus/Minus) took place between June 21st through to August 2022 in Austin, Texas in the USA. It’s also reported that some filming took place in Los Angeles, California. By August 3, filming was complete in Austin.
Lili Reinhart took to social media to celebrate the “official wrap” of the movie on August 8th, 2021 with the caption:
That’s an official wrap on Plus/Minus these beautiful people mean so much to me, an Instagram caption could never do them justice.Thank you @netflix for allowing us to play and trusting me as your leading lady and executive producer. I can’t wait for you all to see what we put our hearts into this summer.”
According to North Hollywood Buzz, the movie had also undergone reshoots during 2022's early part. These were done in Vancouver Canada. The outlet claims:
“The dual timeline flick will be on location in downtown Vancouver at the Vancouver Public Library tonight and in nearby Pacific Coffee Roasters on Sunday afternoon and in Acquafarino Restaurant on Sunday night.”
The movie will be released on Netflix globally on August 19, 2022, as stated above. The movie is labeled as “Suitable for ages 12 and up”.
Look Both Ways runs for 110 minutes, according to official records.
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