Early this year, after crafting memorable characters for the better part of four decades, Woody Harrelson jumped behind the camera for his directorial debut, and it was anything but conventional. Lost in London premiered as a live feature film event, streamed in theaters around the world, all captured in a single take on location in Central London.
Starring Harrelson, Owen Wilson, and Willie Nelson, the film is loosely based on the director’s own experience of one crazy night as he attempts to get back to his family. This journey is thwarted by run-ins with the law, friends, and royalty. If you didn’t get a chance to see the film as it was captured live, it’s now being released theatrically across London, fittingly, next month. The first trailer has also arrived, which hints at a more cinematic feel than we would’ve guessed, and can be seen below.
A comic re-staging of one crazy night in Soho in 2002, Lost In London follows Harrelson, playing himself, as he struggles to get home to his family after a scandal threatens to ruin his marriage. Run-ins with royalty, friends and the law all seem to conspire to keep him from succeeding. Funny, charming and finally quite moving, Woody’s film ultimately proves much more than a dazzling technical exercise.
Lost in London hits U.K. theaters on May 1.