Chris Landon’s Happy Death Day shook up the Groundhog Day concept when it turned the idea of infinite days into a slasher film starring Jessica Rothe. The Blumhouse horror comedy has become an underdog fan-favorite, with the planned trilogy closer, Happy Death Day To Us, hopefully still in the cards in the future. Landon then took a break from Tree’s time loops to work with spiritual sister film and blast-of-a-body-swap comedy with Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn, Freaky. Ironically enough, Kathryn Newton’s latest film, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, is all about time loops too.
Kathryn Newton and Jessica Rothe have so many cool connections already! For Amazon Prime’s sci-fi romantic comedy The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, Newton and Kyle Allen’s characters get to team up in a temporal anomaly to find all the beauty in the little moments in the day they are stuck in. That's way different than Jessica Rothe’s Tree being murdered day in and day out by a killer in a baby face mask, but it's enough of an overlap for the stars to end up connecting about it. Here’s how the three time-loopers are connected in real life, per my interview with the stars:
Kyle Allen worked with the Happy Death Day actress on a romance called All My Life just before heading onto set for The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. He got to talk to her about her experience working with the time loop concept, and she had some killer advice. According to Allen, she clued him in on being really intentional about his choices because he’d be doing them again and again... and again.
And, of course, CinemaBlend had to ask about Kathryn Newton’s stance on reprising her role as Millie from Freaky to team up with Jessica Rothe’s Happy Death Day character, especially since rumor has it the two movies take place in the same universe. In her words:
Obviously this needs to happen now! I spoke to Jessica Rothe back in December while she was promoting All My Life about her thoughts on merging the two Blumhouse franchises, and she was just as pumped by the idea:
Now Kathryn Newton and Jessica Rothe have two more things in common aside from Happy Death Day and Freaky creator Chris Landon as a collaborator: time loops and Kyle Allen. Heck, bring the upcoming West Side Story actor along for the ride somehow too! This little trifecta of movies is a lovely corner of the sci-fi world and we can’t wait to see what could happen next. Until then, check out the delightful coming-of-age story, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things streaming on Amazon Prime now.
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