Netflix comes out Looking both ways (formerly known as Plus minus) from director Wanuri Kahiu in August 2022 with Lili Reinhart leading the cast. Here’s everything you need to know about the movie set to hit Netflix on August 17, 2022.
Multi-award-winning director Wanuri Kahiu is behind the project that won several African Academy awards for her first film from a whisper but it was her movie Raficic that made her a globally recognized name. Raficic was selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Kahiu was also nominated and won awards at the Dublin International Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival, among others.
Other than Plus minus, Kahiu is going to direct The thing about jellyfish that will start Millie Bobby Brown, also reportedly set for Netflix.
Speaking to the Golden Globes about what attracted her to the project, Wanuri Kahiu said:
“It’s an incredible story about women’s resilience. On the one hand, it is a story about a young mother. A young single mother, trying to figure out how her life works and how she pursues her passion. On the other hand, it is a story about a young artist who does everything he can to get a breakthrough in the industry that is so difficult for you as a young woman to get into. On both sides it’s about women striving for excellence and that’s what drew me to it. Either through motherhood or artistry, it is about women striving for excellence. That’s the main thing and that’s the big takeaway and why I wanted to be part of the project.”
Debut screenwriter April Prosser did the screenplay. Jessica Malanaphy of CatchLight Studio is also the producer, while Reinhart and Alyssa Rodrigues of Screen Arcade are the executive producers. Arcade’s Screen Bryan Unkeless and Grand Electrics Eric Newman who produced the very successful power project with Netflix will also produce.
Here’s Everything Else We Know About Netflix’s Looking both ways†
What is the plot of? Looking both ways †
The official logline for Netflix’s Looking both ways was shared by the streamer on the day of the announcement:
On the eve of her graduation, Natalie’s life falls into two parallel realities: one in which she becomes pregnant and must overcome motherhood as a young adult in her Texas hometown, the other in which she moves to LA to continue her career. On both journeys during her twenties, Natalie experiences life-changing love, devastating heartbreak and rediscovers herself.”
Who has been poured in? Looking both ways on Netflix?
In March 2021, Netflix announced that: Looking both ways (known as Plus minus at the time) would be led by Lili Reinhart as the character named Natalie. Reinhart is known for her roles in projects such as: Riverdale, Hustlers, Chemical Hearts and more.
It took a few months, but several actors have been confirmed to join Lili Reinhart in the cast of Looking both ways:
- Danny Ramirez (best known for Assassination Nation) will be Gabe . to play
- David Corenswet †We own this city)
- Luke Wilson †The Royal Tenenbaums†
- Nia Long †big mama’s house)
- Andrea Savage (My apologies)
- Aisha Dae †The bold type†
- Taylor Murphy †Everyone wants something!!†
Danny Ramirez is probably the love interest of Reinhart’s character Natalie. The actor was last seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as Joaquin Torres, and played the part of Mario Martinez in on my block†
where went Looking both ways movie? When did the production take place?
The production for Netflix’s Looking both ways (who was filming at the time under the name Plus minus) took place from June 21 to August 2022 in Austin, Texas in the US. Some shooting has also been reported in Los Angeles, California. Shooting was completed on August 3 in Austin.
that’s a wrap on TX filming on Netflix’s “Plus/Minus”
through the Texas heat in the summer, thunderstorm delays, pool fires, and everything else—we made it!
what a special group of talented and good people I have had the pleasure of riding on this incredible journey.
until next time, mi amigos pic.twitter.com/gGmqp9jfkf
— Amanda Moon (@aamoon13) August 3, 2021
Lili Reinhart took to social media to celebrate the film’s “official wrap” on August 8, 2021 with the caption:
That is an official conclusion of Plus/Minus. These beautiful people mean so much to me, an Instagram caption could never do them justice.Thank you @netflix for allowing us to play and for trusting me as your lead lady and executive producer. I can’t wait for you all to see what we’re getting ourselves into this summer.”
The film also had reshoots in the early parts of 2022 according to North Hollywood Buzz which took place in Vancouver, Canada. According to the outlet:
“The dual timeline film is on location in downtown Vancouver tonight at the Vancouver Public Library and Sunday afternoon at nearby Pacific Coffee Roasters and Sunday evening at Acquafarino Restaurant.”
When will Looking both ways be released on Netflix?
As mentioned above, the film will be released worldwide on Netflix on August 19, 2022. The film is labeled as “Suitable for ages 12 and up”.
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