Diane Kruger’s new film, Sky, is part Thelma and Louise, part Wild, an adventure tale directed by the French filmmaker Fabienne Berthaud.
The Cinema Society and Hugo Boss held a buzzy screening for the movie, where guests included in addition to Kruger and Berthaud, co-stars Norman Reedus; as well as Courtney Love, John Corbett, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Marisol Thomas, Carla Gugino, Bryan Batt (Mad Men), Isiah Whitlock, Jr (Law & Order: SVU, Veep), Amanda de Cadenet, Christiane Seidel (Boardwalk Empire), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Taylor John Smith (American Crime), Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Krystal Brown, Paul Iacono, Ross Bleckner, Jon and Lizzie Tisch, Sally Singer, Mick Rock, Amy Sacco, Sophie Simmons, and Andrew Saffir. The screening was held at Metrograph; the after-party at Omar’s.
The movie, filmed on a tight budget (Kruger told the Post’s Cindy Adams the crew stayed in $59-a-night motel rooms when shooting certain scenes), is set in Las Vegas and the high desert. The narrative follows the misadventure of a troubled couple whose vacation goes south really fast and, as we all know, there’s really no holiday from a bad marriage. When Kruger in the part of Romy decides to break free, it’s not only from her husband, played by Gilles Lellouche, but a secure lifestyle. Both trouble and empowerment are not far behind. She eventually crosses paths with the charismatic Diego, played by Reedus and embarks on a very different kind of love affair.
Stars are the focus of after-parties, of course; Kruger and Reddus particularly so, because of gossip column items earlier in the year. Kruger’s longtime love is Joshua Jackson (the gorgeous actor in Showtime’s hit, The Affair), who had a small part in the film. Actress Lena Dunham is also featured.