Meg Ryan is an actress and producer. She gained widespread recognition in the 1980s and 1990s for her roles in romantic comedies, becoming known for her charming and relatable performances. During the premiere of his latest film, “Bucky F—– Dent,” at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, David Duchovny shared details about his upcoming romantic comedy alongside Meg Ryan, revealing that it will be an intimate affair.
The film, titled “What Happens Later,” revolves around the characters played by Duchovny and Ryan. Duchovny expressed his enthusiasm for the project with Meg Ryan, describing it as a heartwarming and nostalgic film that brings back the charm of romantic comedies from the past. In “What Happens Later,” two former lovers, Willa (played by Ryan) and Bill (played by Duchovny), unexpectedly reunite after being stranded overnight at an airport due to a snowstorm.
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According to the description provided by Bleecker Street Media, Meg Ryan’s character, Willa, is portrayed as retaining her strong-willed and independent nature. On the other hand, David Duchovny’s character, Bill, is described as someone who has recently separated and is currently in the process of reevaluating his life and his connections with his estranged wife and daughter. “What Happens Later” is an adaptation of playwright Steven Dietz’s play titled “Shooting Star,” featuring a screenplay co-written by Dietz, Ryan, and playwright Kirk Lynn.
David Duchovny Shines with Meg Ryan at Tribeca Film Festival with “Bucky F—— Dent” Premiere
In May, it was confirmed by PEOPLE that Bleecker Street, the distributor, has plans to release “What Happens Later” in theaters. Currently in the post-production phase, the film does not have an official release date yet. David Duchovny recently made an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival for the world premiere of his movie “Bucky F—— Dent.”
He took on multiple roles in the film, including writing, directing, and starring in it. “Bucky F—— Dent” is based on Duchovny’s own novel of the same name published in 2017. The story revolves around Ted, portrayed by Logan Marshall-Green, who reconnects with his estranged father Marty, played by Duchovny, a devoted Boston Red Sox fan. The film unfolds during the 1978 Major League Baseball season and explores their relationship in the wake of Marty’s terminal cancer diagnosis.
David Duchovny Explores the Theme of Loss in His Latest Film at Tribeca Film Festival
David Duchovny shares that his latest film explores the theme of loss, particularly focusing on a devoted Boston Red Sox fan who anticipates their eventual defeat to the New York Yankees in a crucial tie-breaker game. Duchovny reflects on the contrasting mentality of New York, where the emphasis is often on winning and the belief that success in the city signifies success anywhere.
However, Duchovny, despite being a New Yorker himself, expresses his personal disconnection with this mindset and even resents it to some extent. He believes that in sports, as in life, both winning and losing are integral parts of the journey. Duchovny wanted to create a movie that delves into the significance of losing, highlighting how it can be a valuable and transformative experience from which we learn and grow. Notably, the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival is currently taking place throughout New York City until June 18th.