I spoke with the writer of the upcoming Netflix movie The Starling, Matt Harris. We spoke about what the inspiration behind the film was, what it was like to see Melissa McCarthy bring to life his character and a whole lot more.
The Starling is a unique tale of grief and how everyone handles it differently. I enjoyed how we saw a couple who were dealing with the same loss but both were handingly it in different ways. We all process it in ways that we can’t explain and writer Matt Harris does a wonderful job within the script of showing us that.
Melissa McCarthy is brilliant in the role of Lily. Her humor is always there, but McCarthy reminds us that she can bring the serious acting to the table as well. She brings emotion to the role that connects us to LIly’s journey and has us rooting for her battle. Another standout is Chris O’Dowd, he and McCarthy are fantastic together and O’Dowd packed a serious punch within the role that we have yet to see from him on the screen.
The Starling comes to Netflix on September 24, 2021.
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Written by Matt Harris
Producers Dylan Sellers, Theodore Melfi, Chris Parker, Kimberly Quinn
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Kevin Kline, Timothy Olyphant, Daveed Diggs, Skyler Gisondo, Loretta Devine, Laura Harrier, Rosalind Chao, Kimberly Quinn,
Logline: After Lilly (Melissa McCarthy) suffers a loss, a battle with a territorial bird (The Starling) over dominion of her garden provides an unlikely avenue for her grief and the courage to heal her relationships and rediscover her capacity for love.
Take a listen of the audio version of the interview here: