I’ve never done a romance in my life, so the first thing I thought when I heard the title of ‘Dangers of Liaisons,’ the film by director Joe Wright, was, ‘Oh my god, what is this?’
But it wasn’t until I read the script that I realised how much I really liked it.
I loved the idea of the two characters sharing their love, of the story unfolding, of a great romance being born.
‘Dances with Wolves’ director Joe Wong, right, and writer-producer Robert Rodriguez talk to reporters after a screening of the movie at The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, Thursday, March 23, 2020.
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez) “I’m a big fan of the way Joe Wong’s movies have been made and how the director has always been able to find that perfect balance between the two: He’s got that wonderful ability to capture the beauty of a relationship and then the romance, which is a very beautiful thing to me,” he says.
“It’s the way the story is told and the character relationships are presented that make it a very unique experience.”
In the case of ‘Wolves,’ the two lead characters are not a married couple, but a pair of college roommates who find love in the middle of a campus war between rival fraternities.
The film is about the romantic relationship between two young men, who are best friends who live in a small town.
The relationship develops quickly and blossoms into something more, as the characters learn about each other and their own desires.
“I don’t want to spoil anything, but this is about a lot of things.
It’s about the people you live with, it’s about how you feel about your family, it is about what you want to accomplish in your life, it could be love at first sight or it could very well be the opposite,” says Wright.
“And if the love of your life comes from a frat house, you’re going to end up feeling very different from your parents, your sister, your wife, your husband.
You have to figure out your relationship with that person.”
“Dances With Wolves’ star, Channing Tatum, in an undated photo.
“And then I try to create something that has a little bit of something to it, so I try not to do anything that will be too obvious.” “
I love making films that have a lot going for it, that are funny, dark and heart-wrenching,” he adds.
“And then I try to create something that has a little bit of something to it, so I try not to do anything that will be too obvious.”
While the romantic scenes are often set on the frat houses of American college campuses, Wong’s films are also rooted in his hometown of Los Angeles.
“There’s a lot about Los Angeles that I just adore, like the history of the city and the culture, the people, the way it was set up, and the people that moved here,” he explains.
Wong has always wanted to be a filmmaker, but not because he was born in LA.
“If you go to college in L.A., there’s not a whole lot that you do that you’re not going to like,” he tells THR.
“You get a chance to make the movie that you want, but you have to go back and figure out what you like, what your life is really about, and then figure out how you’re supposed to be happy.
I never wanted to do a film that I was just going to make movies to make money.”
The ‘DANGEROUS Liaisons’-starrer, directed by Joe Wright (left), and Robert Rodriguez.
(Ricky Carioti/FilmMagic) While ‘DANCERS WITH WOLVES’ will be released this spring, ‘Dancers With Wolves,’ a new film by the writer-director Joe Wong that is set to hit theaters on March 23rd, will be a more intimate look at the relationship between the lead characters and their relationship with their mother.
The story focuses on a pair who share their love for one another and their mother’s struggles with a mysterious illness.
I’m not sure how long I’ll be here, Wong tells THR, but he has the passion for this.
“This is the thing I have to get through to be able to have a meaningful relationship with my wife,” he recalls.
“To be able be in the best shape possible to be together with my children.”