Anne Hathaway and Mary Steenburgen Talk SONG ONE, Bringing the Cast Together, Changes from Page to Screen, and More at Sundance 2014

     January 23, 2014


One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Song One, the directorial debut of Kate Barker-Froyland.  The film stars Anne Hathaway as a young woman who returns home after her brother is injured (Ben Rosenfield) and romantically connects with his favorite musician (Johnny Flynn).  Set against the backdrop of the Brooklyn music scene, Song One also stars Mary Steenburgen as Hathaway’s mom, which is perfect casting.   The film also features original music by Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice.

The day after the premiere, I landed an exclusive video interview with Hathaway and Steenburgen.  They talked about why they wanted to be involved in the project, how the cast came together, what changed from the page to the screen, Sundance, and more.  In addition, Song One is the first film Hathaway has produced, so she also talked about her producing duties.  Hit the jump to watch.

Anne Hathaway and Mary Steenburgen

  • 0:26 – Hathaway talks about putting the cast together
  • 1:16 – Why Steenburgen was so passionate about the project
  • 2:55 – What the movie is about
  • 4:25 – What’s it like to be at Sundance, and when they found out the movie had been selected to premiere at the festival
  • 6:33 – Hathaway talks about her producing duties
  • 9:06 – What changed on the way from the page to the screen.


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