JULES – Interview with Director Marc Turtletaub

Academy Award-nominated Producer and Director Marc Turtletaub’s latest feature film is the delightful, JULES.  Our Gadi Elkon talked with Marc about the film, Jules, Sir Ben and so much more!

Jules follows Milton (Kingsley) who lives a quiet life of routine in a small western Pennsylvania town, but finds his day upended when a UFO and its extra-terrestrial passenger crash land in his backyard. Before long, Milton develops a close relationship with the extra-terrestrial he calls “Jules.” Things become complicated when two neighbors (Harris and Curtin) discover Jules and the government quickly closes in. What follows is a funny, wildly inventive ride as the three neighbors find meaning and connection later in life – thanks to this unlikely stranger.

Marc and Gadi discussed the bold choices to utilize practical effects like the building of an actual spacecraft and a prosthetic outfit for actress Jade Quon to perform as JULES.  Marc talked about the early commitment of the cast and about the riches they delivered in bringing to life Gavin Steckler’s charming script.

Here is our interview with Award-winning Producer and Director Marc Turtletaub:

JULES is in theaters this Friday August 11th.

 

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