Well played, Ethan Hawke, master of subterfuge. Last week, in the wake of reports that Mr. Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater had stealthly stormed Greece to shoot the third film in their thus far masterful Before Sunrise/Before Sunset series, wily ol’ Ethan said: “We’re here writing a third installment to Before Sunrise. If it works out, we’ll film it, and if it doesn’t, we won’t. It’s not really worth talking about. I’m just here developing.”
Ah, but just like The Master wasn’t necessarily about scientology or L. Ron Hubbard UNTIL IT WAS!, Ethan Hawke was just in Greece developing UNTIL HE WASN’T!
Deadline reports that filming on Before Midnight, the third installment to Before Sunrise/Before Sunset, wrapped shooting just last night in Messina, Greece in time for it to seek distribution on the trading floor of the Toronto International Film Festival. Hawke and Delpy together released this statement: “It’s great to be back together again, this time in beautiful Greece to revisit the lives of Celine and Jesse nine years after Jesse was about to miss his flight.”
At last. Rejoice, Tweed Jackets. Rejoice. (Note: Tweed Jackets is my term for passionate Jesse/Celine fans. Tweed Jackets are to Before Sunrise what Browncoats are to Firefly.)