Director Luca Guadagnino talked about his next film, Challengers starring Zendaya, saying the characters will be “complex and messed up”
Luca Guadagnino returned to directing with Challengersa film of which he has revealed new advances and which he will have as a star Zendaya, Josh O’Connor And Mike Faist.
The director, guest of the New York Film Festival, talked about his next project following the good reception received by Bones and All.
Answering a question about his next engagement on set, Luca Guadagnino explained: “I think the three Challengers characters are wonderfully complex and really messed up people that I really love very much. And it’s a sports movie, why not? It’s hyperkinetic and I make movies, so it’s great“.
Shooting on the project ended in June 2022.
In the feature film Zendaya plays Tashi, a tennis player turned coach who looks after the career of her husband Art (Faist). When he faces a losing streak, the young man is forced to clash with his childhood friend and ex-boyfriend Patrick (O’Connor), creating a love triangle with queer undertones.
The shooting of the film, which is described as a comedy, took place in the city of Boston.
Challengers is expected to hit theaters on August 11, 2023.