Almost all you need to know about Open Windows
WHAT’S OPEN WINDOWS?
It’s Nacho Vigalondo’s (Time Crimes, Extraterrestrial) new thriller movie with Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey. It is his first film in the English language.
An actress named Jill refuses to have dinner with Nick, a fan who won a date with her in an Internet contest. In return, a guy named Chord, posing as Jill’s campaign manager, helps Nick to follow in the footsteps of the actress from his own computer. Nick starts a game in which he realises that is only a puppet into the manic plans devised by Chord, to hunt down the star.
Vigalondo was inspired to create Open Windows after he was asked to create a thriller featuring the Internet, akin to Mike Nichols’s Closer. He found himself writing the script as a challenge, as he had to create the film’s plot as well as give specific reasons for each opened window and for the point of view shifting between the different characters. Vigalondo approached Woods specifically to star in the film and actress Sasha Grey was brought on board after she asked her manager to get her a copy of the script and set up a meeting with the director. The film appealed to Grey, not only because she was a fan of Vigalondo’s work but also because she was intrigued by the character of Jill as a public figure and as someone who has to deal with “criticism and scrutiny and online haters and cyber stalkers”.
The film had its world premiere on March 10, 2014 at South by Southwest but in Spain it will be premiered July 4, 20114 and in USA in October 2014.