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‘Windfall’ Director Charlie McDowell on Making a Film Without a Traditional Protagonist

With Windfall now streaming on Netflix, I recently spoke with director Charlie McDowell about making the Hitchcockian thriller. Written by McDowell's frequent collaborator Justin Lader as well as Seven scribe Andrew Kevin Walker, the film is about a wealthy couple (Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons) who arrive at their vacation home only to find it's being robbed by Jason Segel.
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Lily Collins on Working With Director-Husband Charlie McDowell in ‘Windfall’: “He’s Weirdly Calm Under Pressure”

Lily Collins teamed with director Charlie McDowell and actors Jason Segel and Jesse Plemons on the new Netflix film Windfall, and, yes, one of those men is now her husband, but that’s not the way she saw him while on set last summer in Ojai. “It’s really funny because I kept forgetting that we were together because he treats everyone equally and he’s such an actor’s director,” Collins told The Hollywood Reporter about McDowell last week at London West Hollywood, site of the film’s special screening. “The way in which he communicates was so easy that it felt as easy as...
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Lily Collins Gushes About Married Life with Charlie McDowell

Actress Lily Collins and director husband Charlie McDowell just celebrated their six-month wedding anniversary!. Last week, “Extra” spoke with the couple separately at the “Windfall” premiere in Los Angeles. Collins noted that their first six months as a married couple “flew by.”
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Lily Collins Gushes About Married Life with Charlie McDowell

Actress Lily Collins and director husband Charlie McDowell just celebrated their six-month wedding anniversary!. Last week, “Extra” spoke with the couple separately at the “Windfall” premiere in Los Angeles. Collins noted that their first six months as a married couple “flew by.”. During the COVID-19...
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Charlie McDowell, Lily Collins, and Jason Segel tease 'taut psychological thriller' in Windfall first look

What would you do if you couldn't leave your house because you were surrounded by a real and present danger?. If such a scenario brings to mind the COVID-19 pandemic, then you understand the genesis of the upcoming Netflix film, Windfall. The project — which star Jason Segel describes to EW as "a taut psychological thriller" that's "a throwback to noir-style filmmaking" — follows a tech billionaire (Jesse Plemons) and his wife (Lily Collins), who arrive at their idyllic vacation home only to find it's being robbed by a man (Segel). (Check out the exclusive first trailer above and stills from the film below).
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