Director Hooper knew from previous experience that Eddie Redmayne would be powerful as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe—and then he found Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts to complement him.
Jacques Audiard's script for "Rust and Bone" had a big impact on actor Matthias Schoenaerts. "He gave me the screenplay, and then I read it, and it just blew my mind," Audiard said at a Nov. 13 screening of the film.
Even as the movie piles on melodramatic tragedies, Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts give eminently watchable, painfully believable performances as the physically and emotionally damaged leads.
Backstage presents An Evening With…Sony Classics’ “Rust and Bone," followed by a Q&A with actor Matthias Schoenaerts.