Interview by Paul Salfen
In theaters and On Demand Now
NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK is written and directed by Oscar winner JOHN RIDLEY (12 Years a Slave, Jimi: All Is by My Side), and based on the short story of the same name by Robert Silverberg. The film stars Oscar nominee LESLIE ODOM JR (One Night in Miami…,”Hamilton”), CYNTHIA ERIVO (Harriet, “Genius,” “The Outsider”), ORLANDO BLOOM (The Lord of the Rings franchise, “Carnival Row”), FREIDA PINTO (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and JADYN WONG (“Scorpion”).
If love is in the form of a circle, what lines would you cross to be with your soulmate? In this gripping, near-future love story directed by Oscar® winner John Ridley, Nick and Janine (Oscar® nominees Leslie Odom, Jr. and Cynthia Erivo) live in marital bliss, until Janine’s ex-husband (Orlando Bloom) warps time to try to tear them apart using Nick’s college girlfriend (Frieda Pinto). As Nick’s memories and reality disappear, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to hold onto — or let go of — everything he loves. Can love endure in a future where time is fluid, and all of life may be just an illusion?