Jones won the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for her role as Anna in Drake Doremus’, Like Crazy, which follows the ups and downs of a relationship between a British student (Jones) and her American college sweetheart Jacob, played by Anton Yelchin, who are torn apart after Anna overstays her visa.
In this new still from Like Crazy (courtesy of MTV), we see the two lovers on a beach, before deportation and the complications of a long distance relationship.
In an exclusive interview with MTV, director Doremus explains how Jones, who was previously best known in Hollywood for her supporting role in Ricky Gervias’ Cemetary Junction, landed the role:
Felicity sent me a tape from London. I had seen about 50 girls in Los Angeles. I’d brought a few of them in with Anton and did the chemistry read, and I was not quite feeling it yet. She sent a tape of herself in her flat in London. She just embodied everything that was this character. I immediately called her and told her to come. It was a total gut call. I had never even seen her with Anton, and I didn’t even know if they’d have chemistry, but something in my gut told me we had to cast Felicity Jones and that she was the right person for this. And man, oh man, that’s probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my career.
And sending that tape was probably one of the best decisions Jones ever made as well!
Like Crazy also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Charlie Bewley and opens in limited theaters on 28th October in the US, and February 3rd 2012 in the UK.
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