Opening in theaters on December 21st is the new film The Impossible, which is based on a true story and is already earning early Oscar-buzz. The film was helmed by Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) and features an impressive cast of actors that includes Naomi Watts (Fair Game), Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Geraldine Page (Doctor Zhivago), and newcomers Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, and Oaklee Pendergast.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick had a chance to sit down with Tom Holland to talk about his work on The Impossible. The young actor who is currently earning Oscar consideration for his performance discussed the new film, his research into the actual disaster, how talking to survivors helped inform his character, working with Naomi Watts, creating an onscreen family, being treated by the adult actors as a peer, and having Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) play his father.
To watch our exclusive interview with Tom Holland about The Impossible, please click on the video player above.
The film tells the true story of a Spanish couple (Watts and McGregor), and their three children (Holland, Joslin, Pendergast). It starts as the family begins their Christmas vacation in Thailand, with the intention of spending a few days at a tropical paradise resort. However, their idyllic vacation is interrupted on the morning of December 26th, 2004, when a devastating tsunami interrupts their relaxation and destroys the coastal zone separating the family and triggering a frantic search.
The Impossible opens in theaters on December 21st.
To watch our exclusive interview with Ewan McGregor about The Impossible, and Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, please click here.