Bryan Greenberg Made ‘Personal Calls’ to Get ‘One Tree Hill’ Costar Sophia Bush in His New Movie (Exclusive)

 – Gudstory

Bryan Greenberg Made ‘Personal Calls’ to Get ‘One Tree Hill’ Costar Sophia Bush in His New Movie (Exclusive) – Gudstory

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...
Rate this post


Bryan Greenberg Remembers Making Personal Call to Get His One Tree Hill Costar in New Movie 027

Sophia Bush and Brian Greenberg. Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for MPTF

Sometimes all it takes is picking up the phone Sophia Bush In your movie – well, at least that’s what happened brian greenberg,

“Most of the people in this I’ve worked with,” Greenberg, 45, revealed exclusively. us weekly Tuesday, January 23 for the casting of his new film. confluence, “I wouldn’t have found artists like this if I didn’t make personal calls. You don’t get a cast like this in this kind of budget. This doesn’t just happen. So I’m really grateful to everyone who came to play and all my friends are extremely talented, including Sophia Bush.

Greenberg, who wrote, directed and starred in the new film, explained that he immediately thought of Bush, 41, as one of the stars because she is “so socially active.” Both the actors have worked together before one Tree Hill In the early 2000s. Greenberg played Jake Jagliski from 2003 to 2006, while Bush played Brooke Davis until the end of the series in 2012.

Emma Kenny highlights Jeremy Allen White's accomplishments, discusses 'Shameless' cast's close bond

Connected: Celebrity Group Chat: ‘Shameless’ Cast and More Famous Text Chains

Forget FaceTime and Zoom – celebrity group chat is where it’s at. Be it Taylor Swift’s team or the cast of The Avengers, these are the famous text series that every fan wishes they could be a part of. Luckily, Hollywood’s biggest stars often give fans a sneak peek at what’s inside. […]

,[Sophia’s] She has been such a great leader for social justice and issues, so I thought this would really resonate with her,” Greenberg explained. “And thankfully it happened. And she just brought it. She was so incredible and heartbreaking in this movie.”

The film exposes the modern opioid crisis in America from three different perspectives: a pharmaceutical company CEO, a doctor, and a patient. The project was inspired by Greenberg’s personal struggle with OxyContin, when he had routine surgery and felt “somewhat addicted” to the drug.

Bryan Greenberg Recalls Making Personal Call to Get One Tree Hill Costar in His New Movie 026

Greenberg plays Michael, while Bush plays his estranged wife Allison. According to Greenberg, playing the spouse was made easier because of her previous relationships. “There has to be a sense of belonging,” he said. We Of complex parts. “And I think because of our long friendship, you see that love come through in the film.”

The film also stars Greenberg’s real-life wife, jamie chungAs Katie and her ex How to Make It in America co-star eddie kay thomas As Rodgers. The cast has been rounded out Ashley Madekwe, Ryan Eggold, Michaela Conlin, josh peck And griffin dunn,

“I wouldn’t have cast all those people if I didn’t think they were amazing. So I kind of got out of their way and I pushed them toward my new ideas,” Greenberg said of directing his inner circle, adding that he taught every department “no egos.” Because it was his directorial debut and he decided. Let the “best idea” win.

“The only person who gave me much grief was my wife Jamie,” he joked. No, I’m kidding.” Greenberg quipped, “I love being directed by myself!” (Greenberg and Chung, 40, married in 2015. They announced in October 2021 that they secretly have welcomed twin boys.)

confluence Will premiere in select theaters and on-demand on Friday, January 26.

With reporting from Travis Cronin


No comments yet. Why don’t you start the discussion?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *