Secretive film projects are nothing new in Hollywood. But the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in many studios’ production plans due to the Hollywood shutdown. With that said, some films (i.e., Malcolm and Marie) were filmed in secret to resounding success. It was recently revealed a secret film starring Our Friend star Jason Segel was picked up by Netflix. This news came out after the cast was finally ready to talk about said project, titled Windfall.
The Mank star took to her Instagram to speak on the surprise film. According to Lily Collins, the project was filmed during the Hollywood shutdown last year without anyone’s knowledge. Collins couldn’t hold back her excitement as she wrote in her surprising post:
I'm so excited to finally be able to talk about a film that I had the privilege of making a few months ago with Charlie McDowell, Jason Segel and Jesse Plemmons. I've never been part of something so intimate, collaborative and freeing. This brilliant script by Justin Lader and Andy Kevin Walker provided me the opportunity to take ownership over a completely different character than any I've ever played before.
It was fun to learn that Collins’ new role allowed her to stretch as an actress. Working on a secret film with Jason Segel and Jesse Plemons seemed like a fun collaborative project during the ongoing pandemic. Lily Collins even took the moment to thank the writers for giving her an unconventional character compared to her previous roles. She seemed grateful for the experience. At least, she understood her new role unlike her role in Mank. But the Emily in Paris star wasn’t done speaking about the film.
Lily Collins continued to sing the film’s praise in her Instagram post. The actress revealed the film set followed safety protocols during the pandemic while shouting out Netflix. Collins gave her followers some insight into the mysterious film project:
Windfall was imagined, created, and finished during quarantine and I couldn't be prouder of our incredible crew for all the countless hours of hard work, safety and determination to make this labor of love a reality. Thank you Netflix for believing in our very outside-the-box film. It was a beautiful experience that turned into an incredible, bizarre piece of art and I can't wait for you all to see…
Lily Collins’ recollection of filming Windfall made the film seem like an event worth waiting for. To see Collins’ behind-the-scenes news, check out the actress’s full post below:
Hearing about a secret film starring Lily Collins, Jason Segel and Jesse Plemons means Windfall could go any direction. Comedy? Drama? Arthouse? Collins left the film’s themes and plot a complete mystery to her followers. This will mark the second film Jason Segel viewers see him in after the release of Our Friend earlier this year despite no release date being announced. In the meantime, you can check out CinemaBlend’s 2021 movie guide for more films coming out.