Ray Nicholson talks ‘Borderline’ offbeat love story at AFM.

Actor Ray Nicholson (“Out of the Blue,” “Licorice Pizza”) has been extremely busy with several projects on the release horizon, including writer/director Jimmy Warden’s lively comedic thriller “Borderline,” which is being acquired by AFM in collaboration with Radiant Films with CAA. Nicholson plays a helpless romantic sociopath who escapes from a mental institution and invades the home of a ’90s pop superstar, played by Samara Weaving (“Ready or Not”). Nicholson spoke to Variety about the project and his burgeoning career.

What can you say about “Borderline”?

When I read the script I said to myself – what a sweet love story! I loved it straight away and I was lucky enough to meet Jimmy Warden and we hit it off and made fun of movies and from that point on he really trusted me.

What attracted you to the material?

Most of what I’m looking for is the classic anti-hero character, and I think we’re losing our hold on that type of character that’s both flawed and likable, so the script was appealing in that sense. There’s a tendency right now to look for that idea of ​​moral perfection in characters that don’t actually exist, and I like playing people you might not like howbut that you love. I’m always looking for material to connect with on a personal level.

How was working with the Radiant Films team?

All the people on this team rocked and I loved working with them. We laughed so much together and really enjoyed being together, which can’t always be said.

Are you ready to release a large number of movies in quick succession?

I feel prepared for where the future will take me and I’m certainly not huddled under the covers. I want people to like the work and I love the filmmaking process. I’m in love with the camp and circus environments they create and the relationships that result.

How emotionally connected are you to a project?

It’s rare to find stuff you really love, and much of the difficulty of the profession is riding the ups and downs. I’ve tried not to get too attached to things so I don’t get devastated and heartbroken about what has happened in the past. But when you get what you really love, you end up with another problem of actually having to do the job. But that’s a big problem.

Are you interested in writing or directing?

I’m very focused on acting. When I was younger I wanted to be a writer, director, producer and actor, but over the years I’ve seen how much goes into each area of ​​the process. If I ever branched out into anything else it would be writing so I have some control over the stories I want to make. And maybe that’s the next movement – more people creating their own content.

Is there a genre you’ve never gotten into that you’d like to try?

(laughs) There’s a part of me that wants to do the anti-biopic of how the absolutely most mundane day in the life of some random person has problems at home and all that normal stuff. It’s all about great stuff and everything that comes my way and whatever the adventure becomes. I’m a deeply anxious person by nature, but when I take my first step into something creative I just want to keep going.

https://variety.com/2022/film/markets-festivals/ray-nicholson-1235421749/ Ray Nicholson talks ‘Borderline’ offbeat love story at AFM.

Charles Jones

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