A new movie project is currently in production in Northwest Arkansas.
Actors Meg Ryan and David Duchovny have been in the area this week working on a new romantic comedy called “What Happens Later.”
The actors were spotted filming a scene at Northwest Arkansas National Airport on Wednesday and Thursday.
A Variety story from back in the spring summarized the film:
The movie follows ex-lovers Willa (Ryan) and Bill (Duchovny) who are reunited for the first time since their split decades prior when they both find themselves snowed in, in-transit, at an airport overnight. Willa is still the wilful, independent spirit she once was, free of any ties, while the recently separated Bill is reassessing his life and his relationships with his estranged wife and daughter. All each of them wants is to get home but over the course of the night they find themselves at first reluctantly drawn together yet compelled to revisit their past, along with what could have been and what might well be again. But when the versions of their shared history don’t quite add up, where do they go from there?
The new movie will be filmed primarily in the Northwest Arkansas area. We’ve received tips that Fayetteville Public Library may also be a setting for the production.
Ryan has been tabbed to direct and star in the film, which is reportedly based on American playwright Steven Dietz’ play, “Shooting Star.”
Locals Kerri Elder and Blake Elder of Rockhill Studios are listed as executive producers on the film.