Mojave (film)

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Mojave
Mojave (film).png
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William Monahan
Produced by
  • Aaron L. Ginsburg
  • William Green
  • Justine Suzanne Jones
  • William Monahan
Written by William Monahan
Starring
Music by Andrew Hewitt
Cinematography Don Davis
Edited by John David Allen
Production
company
Distributed by A24
Release dates
  • April 18, 2015 (2015-04-18) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • January 22, 2016 (2016-01-22) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Mojave is a 2015 American crime thriller film written and directed by William Monahan.[2] The film stars Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Mark Wahlberg, Louise Bourgoin, and Walton Goggins.

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 18, 2015.[3] The film was released on DirecTV Cinema on December 3, 2015, prior to opening in a limited release on January 22, 2016, by A24.[4]

Plot summary[edit]

Near-suicidal artist Thomas escapes to the desert only to encounter his doppelganger-like antagonist, homicidal drifter Jack.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On March 22, 2012, it was announced that Atlas Independent is producing the film which William Monahan is set to direct on his own script, and he will also produce the film.[2] Henceforth Pictures is also producing the film, while Relativity International will co-finance.[6] The film is co-produced and financed by MICA entertainments headed by Dale Armin Johnson.

Casting[edit]

On December 4, 2012, Oscar Isaac and Jason Clarke joined the cast of the film for the lead roles.[5] On May 16, 2013, Garrett Hedlund was set to star in the film for a supporting role.[6] On July 18, 2013, Louise Bourgoin has joined the film.[9] On September 27, 2013, Walton Goggins has also joined the cast of the film.[8] On October 2, 2013, Fran Kranz has landed a role in the film, he'll play a post-production assistant to Isaac's character.[10] On March 24, 2014, Mark Wahlberg revealed that he has filmed a supporting role in the film along with Isaac and Hedlund - he told "Collider.com" that he plays a small role in the film.[7]

Filming[edit]

In March 2012, the production of the film was set to begin in August in Southern California.[2] In December 2012, the production was set again to start in early 2013.[5] On September 27, 2013, filming was underway at a location in Los Angeles and Mojave Desert.[8][11]

Post-production[edit]

On July 10, 2014, it was announced that Andrew Hewitt would be composing the music for the film.[12]

Marketing[edit]

On November 7, 2013, some images from the film were released.[11]

Release[edit]

Mojave had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 18, 2015.[3]

Distribution[edit]

On April 24, 2015, A24 Films and DirecTV Cinema confirmed they had acquired distribution rights to the film.[13] The film was released on DirecTV Cinema on December 3, 2015, prior to opening in a limited release on January 22, 2016.[14]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 32% score, based on 41 reviews, with an average rating of 4.8/10.[15] Metacritic reports a 44 out of 100 rating based on 21 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MOJAVE (15)". British Board of Film Classification. February 2, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (March 22, 2012). "Atlas Independent Steps Up For William Monahan Thriller 'Mojave'". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Tribeca Festival Adds Mary J. Blige, Cannibal Cop and a Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie". Variety. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ Pearce, Leonard (December 2, 2015). "Oscar Isaac Hunts Down Garrett Hedlund in First Trailer For 'Mojave'". TheFilmStage. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (December 4, 2012). "Oscar Isaac and Jason Clarke to Star in William Monahan Thriller 'Mojave'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Sneider, Jeff (May 16, 2013). "'Tron: Legacy' Star Garrett Hedlund to Join Oscar Isaac in William Monahan's 'Mojave' Movie". TheWrap. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (March 25, 2014). "Mark Wahlberg Joins Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund in 'Mojave'". TheWrap. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (September 27, 2013). "'Justified's Walton Goggins Joins William Monahan Pic 'Mojave'". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (July 18, 2013). "Louise Bourgoin Joins Oscar Isaac And Garrett Hedlund In 'Mojave'". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Fran Kranz Joins 'Mojave'". Deadline.com. October 2, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b White, James (November 7, 2013). "Exclusive New Images From William Monahan's Mojave". empireonline.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Andrew Hewitt to Score William Monahan's 'Mojave'". filmmusicreporter.com. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ Jeff Sneider (April 25, 2015). "Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund Thriller 'Mojave' Sells to A24, DirecTV (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 
  14. ^ Pearce, Leonard (December 2, 2015). "Oscar Isaac Hunts Down Garrett Hedlund in First Trailer For 'Mojave'". TheFilmStage. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Mojave (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Mojave reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 

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